Graveside services are scheduled for 10:00 a.m. Saturday May 20 at Woodbine Cemetery for George Edward Fitzpatrick IV of Roswell, New Mexico.
Mr. Fitzpatrick, 70, passed away on May 13, 2017 at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center in Roswell.
Richard Emery will officiate at the service. Visitation will be held on Friday, May 19 at Terpening & Son Mortuary from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
George was born on July 14, 1946 in Carrizozo, New Mexico; the son of George Edward Fitzpatrick III and Lura (Leslie) Fitzpatrick. On November 29, 1965 he married Karilynn Schull in Carlsbad, NM. He served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He was a lifelong resident of Artesia, NM.
George was a driller in the oil field, a member of the Church of God and enjoyed cutting wood and gardening. He loved spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents, George Edward Fitzpatrick III and Lura Fitzpatrick Hopkins; brothers Emmitt Fitzpatrick, Paul Fitzpatrick, Patrick Fitzpatrick and Graham Fitzpatrick; and grandson Brandon Sean Fitzpatrick.
Survivors include his wife Karilynn Fitzpatrick of Roswell; sons Danan W. Fitzpatrick of Roswell, Curtis G. Fitzpatrick and Louann Garcia of Roswell, Travis M. Fitzpatrick an wife Connie of Manila, Phillipines and Freeman Smith of Spartanburg, SC; daughter Jodie K. Cota and husband John of Caddo Mills, TX; brothers Bill Fitzpatrick and wife Jeannie of Roswell, Joe Fitzpatrick and wife Sandy of Midland, TX, James Fitzpatrick and wife WaFawn, Robert Hopkins and Elmer Hopkins and wife Diane all of Nogal, NM; sisters Kathleen Holmon of Longview, TX, Evelyn Dobbs of Roswell, Cherie Williams of Roswell and Mary Ann O'Dell and husband Thomas of Nogal; grandchildren Derek, Jennifer and Alex Pitts, Cody Fitzpatrick, Leslie Fitzpatrick, T.J. Scott, Andrew Scott, Jessica Cota, Dara Martinez, Ashly Frahm, Matthew, Donovan, Cynthea, Travis II and Alexis Fitzpatrick; 12 great-grandchildren.
My sincerest condolences to your family
Deanna and I pray for your family's strength and comfort in this time of loss for them. We are thankful for Eddie's service to our country and for his family and ours having shared so many paths together.
Edwin and Deanna ScottBorger, TX