In Memory

Richard Fitzgerald

Richard Fitzgerald

In Loving memory of our dear classmate

Richard E. Fitzgerald Jr., 49, a general manager for Roanoke Car Care, died Sunday at a North Richland Hills hospital. Funeral: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Laurel Land Funeral Home in Burleson. Burial: Laurel Land Memorial Park in Fort Worth. Richard E. Fitzgerald Jr. was born Feb. 20, 1947, in Winston-Salem, N.C. He was a resident of Watauga for two years and formerly lived in Hurst. He attended Grace Temple, loved the Lord, was an avid Cowboys fan and enjoyed all sports and classical music. He was a former insurance representative and had studied for the ministry at Brite Divinity School at TCU. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather who was devoted to his family. He will be missed. He was preceded in death by his father, Richard Fitzgerald Sr. Survivors: Wife, Beverly Fitzgerald of Watauga; sons, Gordon Fitzgerald of Arlington and Travis Fitzgerald of Mesquite; daughter, Elizabeth Fitzgerald of Watauga; mother, Jeanne Fitzgerald of Houston; brother, Don Fitzgerald of New Orleans, La.; sisters, Kathy Sanders and Pat Carter, both of Houston; three grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Fort Worth Star-Telegram (TX) Date: December 10, 1996


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05/21/15 01:05 PM #7    

Bernard Brady


You are correct about Mrs. Wilburn's homeroom.

I was raised right next door to Ricky. He had a precious family

05/22/15 11:51 AM #8    

Dorothy Fowler (Montgomery)

I was in Mrs. Wilburn's homeroom too. I, too, have very fond memories of everyone.

05/22/15 04:09 PM #9    

Tom Britton

i wish Mrs. Wilburn were still alive and I could recite to her the 12 helping verbs that she had us memorize in her class. Instead...I'll just impress my classmates:


Am, is, are, was, were, be, being, been, has, had, do, does, did, may, might, and can, could.

Tommy Britton

05/23/15 03:16 PM #10    

Anita Marbury (Marbury)

Richard to me was always the perfect gemtleman. Kind, sensitive, and polite. I am sorry to learn of his death so young.

Each day is our gift.

05/24/15 03:58 PM #11    

Paul Stewart (Miller)

Lana & Dorothy, What great memories you have! Mrs. Wilburn will always be in my heart, although memories of all ya'll other homeroom classmates may be vague, until you slap me at the upcoming reunion, which I plan on attending, too. Reba was also the sponsor of the CSU-Christian Student Union at Black JH, which was a good influence on me—and I neded it! But remembering those 12 helping verbs really brought a smile to my face Tom. I only went to Waltrip until mid-junior year, but my sisters (Pam, Penny & Patty) went, so we all have great memories from Oak Forest to Black to Waltrip, and I look forward to making so "new" old acquaintances, and fonding recalling classmates, like Richard and others who have permanently changed their addresses. Good wishes and blessings to you all! See you in late August. Paul Stewart, aka Paul Miller


05/25/15 11:23 AM #12    

Hanvey Curry (Hanvey)

Ricky and I were friends in early elementary school.  I lived on Martin Dr (7 blocks from 43rd) and Ricky lived on one of the earlier streets toward Oak Forest Elem.  My younger sister teased me unmercifully about Ricky's wearing glasses.  He was always happy, and smiled really big all the time!

05/26/15 07:53 AM #13    

Dorothy Fowler (Montgomery)

Reading all of the comments brings back so many good memories from our school days. So many of us knew each other from elementary through high school. I hope to see all of you at the Waltrip 50th Reunion. We have lost quite a few from our graduating class. We can say a prayer for all of their souls.

06/19/15 09:15 AM #14    

Margie Kelley (Wheat)

He was such a sweet kind gentle person and our momma chicken as she called herself that first day of school at Black Jr bring back memories of all sorts from many moons ago. Wow did we all have it so good and safe back then! We were all respectful of each other and Richard was a great leader of that. was Richard who named us in that homeroom... ETHERBANANDERPUSSES.....I KNOW THE SPELLING IS WRONG! BUT I so remember that name...but not why that was our homeroom name......

06/20/15 12:26 PM #15    

Lana Johnson (Horne)

Margie, I do remember that name----now I will try to remember why and how it was given to us.  Hope you are coming in August. I was just telling my husband about the time that you broke your leg falling out of a rocking chair.  I got to carry your books and walk with you to class because of the crutches, so we got out of every class about 10 minutes early.  I know that was not fun for you, but we had fun walking to class in those empty hallways.  I guess my life was much more simple then!



02/15/17 01:07 AM #16    

Carrol Johnson

Richard Eugene Fitzgerald, Jr
Birth:  Feb. 20, 1947
Forsyth County
North Carolina, USA
Death:  Dec. 8, 1996
Tarrant County
Texas, USA

Family links: 
  Richard Eugene Fitzgerald (1919 - 1987)
  Lilla Jeanne White Fitzgerald (1925 - 2008)
Laurel Land Memorial Park 
Fort Worth
Tarrant County
Texas, USA
Plot: Garden of Ascension Section 35
Created by: Sonja Brumley Vaughn
Record added: May 10, 2012 
Find A Grave Memorial# 89918351
Richard Eugene Fitzgerald, Jr
Added by: Sonja Brumley Vaughn
Richard Eugene Fitzgerald, Jr

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