July 11, 2016
Mr. Billy D. Fritts, Sr. age 81, passed away Thursday, July 7, 2016 at Roane Medical Center in Harriman, Tennessee. Mr. Fritts was born October 30, 1934 in Rockwood, TN. He was a dedicated to the Lord’s work and church. Mr. Fritts was a member of North Rockwood Baptist Church in Rockwood, where he enjoyed playing the guitar and helped build the new sanctuary. He was a retired Overhead Crane Operator with Roane Electric Furnace and Tennessee Forging Steel in Rockwood, TN. Mr. Fritts was a member of American Legion Post #50 in Rockwood and a Veteran of United States Air Force. He is preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Ursula Bearden Fritts; sisters, Betty McMillen and Barbara A. Wells.
Wife of 50 years: Devona Mae “Bonnie’ Fritts of Rockwood, TN
Son: Bill Fritts, Jr. and wife Diana of Detroit, MI
Step-Daughter: Amy Elizabeth Chadburn
Sisters: Helen Aldridge of SC
Glenda Mae Wilburn of GA
Brother: Carl L. Fritts of GA
Several Nieces, Nephews, other Relatives and Friends
Arrangements are as Follows: Family will receive friends Thursday, July 14, 2016 from 5:00-7:00pm in the Chapel of Evans Mortuary. Funeral Services will be held on Friday, July 15, 2016 at 3:00pm at the North Rockwood Baptist Church in Rockwood, Tennessee with Rev. Ben Whittenbarger and Rev. Michael Turner officiating. Interment and graveside will follow in the Odds Fellows Cemetery with Full Military Honors by the U.S. Air Force and Roane County Military Memorial Honor Guard. Family request memorials to be send to North Rockwood Baptist Church in Rockwood, TN. Evans Mortuary is serving the family of Mr. Billy D. Fritts, Sr.