Johnny Edward Fitch Sr. passed away peacefully at the Hock Family Pavilion on September 8, 2022. He was born on September 7, 1934 to Jasper Frank Fitch, Sr. and Bertha Glenn Fitch in Durham, NC.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Frank and Robert.
Johnny is survived by his wife, Irene and his children, Johnny (Jane), Teresa Thompson (John), Debbie Frye, and Kelly (Tiffany). Grandchildren are Ian and Taylor Thompson, Caroline Frye, Carson, Brody, and Holden Fitch. Great grandson, Theodore Neal Thompson.
He retired as an executive/Co-owner from D.C. MAY Co. Inc. in 2002. In addition to his love for his family he was also devoted to community service. He served in the Lion’s Club and was a past president. The Lion’s Foundation presented him with the Melvin Jones Fellow for dedicated humanitarian services. He was a member of, and coached for, the Hillandale Sports Association.
Serving as Pallbearers will be Johnny Fitch, Jr., Kelly Fitch, John Thompson, Ian Thompson, Taylor Thompson, and Carson Fitch.
A funeral service will be held on Monday, September 12 at 2:00p.m. at Hudson Funeral Home. Officiating will be Rev. Greg Long. Greetings with the family will be from 1:00-2:00pm prior to the service. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Park.