Johnny Richard Fritts
September 7, 1947 - June 4, 2012
Johnny Richard Fritts, 64 of 442 Morgan Road, Eden passed away on Monday evening June 4, 2012 at his home.
A funeral service will be held at 2 PM on Thursday, June 7, at Fair Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Reidsville.
Johnny was born September 7, 1947 in Mebane, NC, son of the late Arthur and Lillie Denson Fritts. He graduated from Eastern High School in Mebane. Johnny was a former member of Osborne Baptist Church and was employed as a Meat Cutter for Byrd's Grocery Store.
Surviving are daughter, Susan Jeannine Smith and husband Michael of Eden; step-sons, Robbie Doss of Reidsville and William Doss of Walnut Cove; step-daughters, Janet Edwards of Eden, Nancy Pruitt of Clairmont, FL, Marlyn Wright of Austin, TX; brother, Carl Fritts and wife, Ann of Mebane; sisters, Faye Oakley and husband, Bobby and Betty Edwards and husband, Earl, all of Mebane.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Doss Fritts; and sister, Sylvia Fritts.
The family will receive friends Wednesday evening, 7 - 9 PM at Fair Funeral Home and other times at the home.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.fairfuneralhome.com
Hello, my name is Ashley. I did not know Johnny personally, but I wanted to express my deepest sympathy for your loss. At times like this, I have found Jesus Christs' words at John 5:28,29 to be very comforting where he promised that "the hour is coming when all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out...to a resurrection of life." We also have the comforting assurance at Revelation 21:3,4 that soon "God will wipe out every tear from our eyes and death will be no more, neither will mourning, nor outcry, nor pain be anymore." I just wanted to share something encouraging that has helped my family in times of loss. You will be in my prayers.
I am so sorry for your loss.
Hello, Sending sympathy to Johnny's family. I went thru all 12 years of school with Johnny. I have good memories of especially our elementary years. He was special as you know. Class of 65
Sending my condolences and prayers to the family. He was a class-mate at Eastern High School(class of 65). He will be missed. Hilda F Pore(Wyatt)Orange, Calif.
Hilda F. Pore (Wyatt)
Sorry for you loss. My sympathy is with you and your family at this time. My thoughts and prayer are with you and the family. Johnny was a classmate of mine at Eastern Alamance class of 1965. Brenda Faye Jones Tulloch
Brenda Jones Tulloch
Here's sending the family a gentle hug to help you get through these difficult times..May you find strength and courage by reading God's word, the bible, and through prayer for the days ahead. My condolences.(Psalms 55:22)
Johnny and I were neighbors. Of course back in the 50's anybody who lived within a mile or two were neighbors. We played ball together, rode the school bus together and many other things. I remember that during a couple of years in Elementary school I got a picture book where I could put pictures such as "that special someone." That was blank. There was a place to put pictures of friends. But I had Johnny's picture in a special place. I had him listed as "My Pal." He was my pal and my heart breaks for his family today.
Johnny and I graduated together in 1965. I am sorry for your loss and your family are in the thoughts and prayers of my family. The video was so precious and brought back many sweet memories. Thank you for sharing. God bless you and yours, Judy Anderson Haggis
Judy Anderson Haggis
I am very sorry to hear of your loss. Johnny and I were schoolmates and friends in Mebane as we were both growing up. My prayers will be with the family and may God keep you all in the palm of his hands during these trying and difflicult times.