Leon S. Fitz Fitzpatrick 1904-2002 Obituary

Leon S. “Fitz” Fitzpatrick, 98, a former resident of 10th Street, Elkins, and a patient in Swisher’s Private Home Care for the past two years, passed away Monday afternoon, April 22, 2002, at the home.

He was born Jan. 30, 1904, at Ada, Okla.

He is survived by long-time friends and extended family, Virginia Shipman, Elkins; two daughters, Frances Rightmire and Margaret Coyner; two granddaughters, April Sheffield and Annette White; and one great-granddaughter, Kayla Sheffield.

He was the last surviving member of his immediate family having been preceded in death by his only son, Kirby Ward Fitzpatrick; one sister, one brother and Pat Condry.

Mr. Fitzpatrick received a degree in petroleum engineering from Berea College in Kentucky and his earlier years were spent working in the oil fields of Oklahoma. He was a well-known lumber broker in Randolph and Barbour counties for many years and was a member of the Appalachian Hardwood Association and the National Hardwood Lumber Inspection Association.

At the request of the deceased, his remains will be cremated. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. The Rev. Dr. Marvin L. Parli will officiate. Entombment of the cremains will follow at a later date in the Maplewood Mausoleum. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Care Corp., 629 North Ave., Elkins, W.Va. 26241.

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