|Birth: ||Jun. 2, 1916|
|Death: ||Apr. 19, 2007|
Graveside services for L.J. Fite, 90, of Longview, will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at Rosewood Park Cemetery with the Rev. Jerry Turner officiating. Burial will follow under the direction of Rader Funeral Home. Mr. Fite died Thursday afternoon at a local nursing center.
L.J. was born June 2, 1916, in Hughes Springs, Texas, to John Washington and Leota Coulter Fite. He received his bachelor of science degree in 1940 from East Texas State Teachers College and later earned a master of education degree from Trinity University in San Antonio.
During World War II, he served in the U.S. Navy as a pharmacist's mate 3rd class. For many years, L.J. was a well-known agent for Southland Life (Heart of Gold) Insurance Co. He was an active member of the First United Methodist Church of Longview and the Clyde Hall Sunday school class, a member of Longview Masonic Lodge No. 404, the Scottish Rite Shrine, the Downtown Longview Rotary Club and Good Shepherd Hospital Auxiliary.
He is survived by his wife, Margaret Graham Fite; his daughter, Barbara Ann Fite; daughter and son-in-law, Judy Kay and John David Shiver; grandson and wife, John David Shiver Jr. and Sharon Kay; granddaughter and husband, Julie Ann Latham and Daniel; great-grandchildren, Taylor Ann Shiver, Ashley Kate Shiver, Natalie Grace Latham and Sabrina Renee Latham; sister, Modelle Bossi; and many nieces, nephews and a host of friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, mother, five brothers and three sisters.
The family will receive friends 2-4 p.m. today at Rader Funeral Home, 1617 Judson Road.
Memorials may be made to Asbury House Enrichment Center, the First United Methodist Church of Longview or Meals on Wheels, 405 N. 5th St., Longview, TX 75601.
A memorial guestbook may be signed online at www.raderfh.com
Published in the Longview News-Journal on 4/22/2007.
Margaret Mable Graham Fite (1921 - 2010)*
Rosewood Park Cemetery
Created by: Janice Williams Langley
Record added: Apr 22, 2007
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