Elton Kyle Fitzgerald, age 82 of Somerset, KY passed away on March 29, 2014 at his home.
He was born on February 2, 1934 in Hislope, KY to the late Hugh Fitzgerald and Norma Richardson Fitzgerald Nieswander.
Elton served on the United States Navy and was an active aircraft mechanic. He was a member of Bethleham Baptist Church in Nancy, KY. where he formerly served as Trustee. He was also a former Trustee of Norfleet Baptist Cemetery, was a retired farmer and enjoyed bird hunting and watching UK Basketball. He graduated from Nancy High School in 1951.
He is preceded in death by his parents and his grandparents, Welcher E. and Loretta Tarter Richardson.
He is survived by his wife, Betty Sue Trimble Fitzgerald, whom he married on July 16, 1956 in Ringgold, GA. One son, Gregory Allen (Mary Sue) Fitzgerald of Somerset, KY. One brother, L.B. (Beverly) Neiswander of Melvin, Illinois. A special cousin, Richard (Sandra) Richardson of Peoria, Illinois. Also survived by two grandchildren, Matthew Fitzgerald, Chelsie Fitzgerald. Three step-grandchildren, Chris Pierce, Chad Pierce, Lisa Anderson and eight step-great grandchildren.
Visitation will be held on Monday March 31, 2014 after 5pm in the Chapel of Southern Oaks Funeral Home.
Funeral Services will be held on Monday March 31, 2014 at 7pm in the Chapel of Southern Oaks Funeral Home with Bro. Lester Caldwell officiating.
Graveside Services will be held on Tuesday April 1, 2014 at 1pm at the Mill Springs National Cemetery with Military Honors provided by the American Legion Post #38 Honor Guard.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the Norfleet Cemetery Fund C/O Morris Norfleet.
Southern Oaks Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.