November 18, 1939 – November 20, 2012
Richard S. “Dick” Fitzpatrick, age 73, of Anderson, passed away on Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at the Rainey Hospice House.
Born in Ila, GA, he was the son of the late Walter Jackson Fitzpatrick and the late Mary Faith Pettit Fitzpatrick. Dick graduated from Boys High School. He joined the U.S. Air Force, spending most of his 4 years in Northern Japan and at Andrews Air Force Base. He spent several years in the National Guard. Dick retired from the Glidden Company after 31 years. But, he continued to work for United Marketing Group. He was a member of Concord Baptist Church.
He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Regenia Williams Fitzpatrick, of the home; two children, William Fitzpatrick, his wife Kris and their children Jessica and Hannah of Anderson and Liz Hansard, her husband Jeff and their children, Kristina, Jacob, MacKensie and Neve, of Lawrenceville, GA; a brother, Larry Fitzpatrick and his wife Margie and their children, Scott and Mark of Lexington, SC. He is also survived by four adopted siblings, Brenda, Donna, Ricky and Tony.
The family will receive friends at The McDougald Funeral Home on Friday, November 23, 2012 from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm. The Memorial service will follow in the Chapel of the funeral home at 1:30 pm with Dr. Don Cox officiating. Mr. Fitzpatrick will have a private family interment following the memorial service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Anderson Cancer Association, 215 East Calhoun Street, Anderson, SC 29621, or Hospice of the Upstate, 1835 Rogers Road, Anderson, SC 29621.
A message of condolence may be sent by visiting www.mcdougaldfuneralhome.com