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Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes & Crematory

1870 Stuarts Draft Highway, Stuarts Draft, VA

OBITUARY

Kenneth Ray Fitzgerald, Sr.

June 20, 1928May 12, 2020

Kenneth Ray Fitzgerald, Sr., 91, of Montebello, passed away on Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at the Augusta Health Hospice of the Shenandoah House. He was born in Nelson County on June 20, 1928, a son of the late Aubrey and Ethel (Grant) Fitzgerald.

Kenneth proudly served his country in the United States Army as a Combat Medic, having earned numerous awards and medals which include: Air Medal, Bronze Star, Vietnam Campaign Medal, and was a five-time Good Conduct Medal recipient. He was a member of Mt. Paran Baptist church, where he served as Deacon and caretaker of the cemetery for many years. Kenneth worked as a fish culturists for many years at the Wildlife and Fish Hatchery. Following his work at the fish hatchery, he volunteered with the Montebello Volunteer Fire Department. He greatly enjoyed fishing, hunting, and spending time with his family.

In addition to his parents, Kenneth was preceded in death by his wife, Mary (Robinson) Fitzgerald; two daughters, Terry Marie Fitzgerald and Brenda Martin; his step-mother, Carrie (Moran) Fitzgerald; as well as four siblings.

Survivors include his sons, Kenneth Fitzgerald, Jr. and Kevin Fitzgerald; grandchildren: Jackie Fitzgerald, Colin Fitzgerald, and Mary-Kate Conner; great-granddaughter, Emmy-Lou Conner; sister, Diane Ramsey; as well as extended family and friends.

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, a private graveside service will be conducted at Mt. Paran Baptist Church Cemetery on Friday, May 15, 2020 at 11am with Pastor Billy Coffey officiating.

Active pallbearers will be Kenneth “Mutt” Humphreys, Tim Humphreys, Steven Bryant, Sr., Steven Bryant, Jr, Marshall Queen, and Danny Barker.

There will be no formal viewing or visitation at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Augusta Health Foundation, PO Box 1000, Fishersville VA 22939.

The family would like to express a heartfelt thank you to Dr. Patrick Baroco and the staff at the Shenandoah House for their loving care of Kenneth and his family.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Stuarts Draft Chapel of Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes.

Relatives and friends may share condolences and memories online with the family by visiting www.reynoldshamrickfuneralhomes.com.

  • FAMILY

  • In addition to his parents, Kenneth was preceded in death by his wife, Mary (Robinson) Fitzgerald; two daughters, Terry Marie Fitzgerald and Brenda Martin; as well as four siblings.


    Survivors include his sons, Kenneth Fitzgerald, Jr. and Kevin Fitzgerald; grandchildren: Jackie Fitzgerald, Colin Fitzgerald, and Mary-Kate Conner; great-granddaughter, Emmy-Lou Conner; sister, Diane Ramsey; as well as extended family and friends.

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  • DONATIONS

  • the Augusta Health Foundation, PO Box 1000, Fishersville VA 22939

Services

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Leslie Campbell

May 16, 2020

Uncle Kenneth sent like 25 individual letters to my Third grade class after we wrote him in Vietnam. A very special memory for me that he took the time to do that and I still have my picture of him. He and Aunt Mary also saved us from an abusive situation. He will be missed.

shari nicholls

May 14, 2020

Kevin,
I would like to say how very sorry I am for the passing of your father. I would like to say "thank you" to your dad, because he had you, for which I was blessed to have you for a wonderful life long friend.!
take care, God Bless you and your family,
Love, Shari

Kally Surbeck

May 14, 2020

Pap was one of the best men, father, friend, serviceman, and Christian I have had the honour of knowing and loving. And he raised his sons to be like him.
Selfishly, he will be missed. Though with every fiber of my being I know Our Father has welcomed home a truly good and faithful servant. And he and Mary have reunited.

Always.

martha tanks

May 14, 2020

Kenneth will be greatly missed I always enjoyed spending time with him talking of the good old days and all thats going on he loved the mountain so do I. He will have a special place in my heart . looking forward to seeing him again Heaven is our safe place. our final home. love to all the family Martha (sis) Moran Tanks.

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