Carl Clayton Fitzgerald

Carl Clayton Fitzgerald
October 27, 1930 – May 7, 2017
BOWIE – Carl Clayton Fitzgerald, 86, passed away May 7, 2017 in Bowie, TX.
The family received friends from 6-7 p.m. May 8 at The White Family Funeral Home.
A funeral service was at 10 a.m. May 9 at Carter Lake Road Church of Christ in Bowie. A graveside service followed at 2 p.m. at the Willow Point Cemetery in Balsora, TX.
Carl was born Oct. 27, 1930 in Boonesville to Olen and Lessie (Allen) Fitzgerald. He graduated from Bridgeport High School. Carl served his country in the United States Air Force. He worked for General Dynamics, Shamburger Lumber in Jacksboro, Gary Nees Lumber in Bowie and Gainesville, and was a co-owner of East Side Lumber in Bowie. Carl married Sue Jackson on Jan. 12, 1973 in Nocona. He later worked for the Bowie Postal Service as a rural mail carrier.
Carl loved playing dominoes and cards, and gardening. He believed if you could make people smile then you had a good day. He will forever be remembered as a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather. Carl is the sweetest, kindest man we have ever known.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Olen and Lessie Fitzgerald; and brother, LeRoy Fitzgerald.
Carl is survived by his wife, Sue Fitzgerald, Bowie; daughters, Terri Wallace and husband Chuck, and Tammie Miller and husband Alan all of Bowie, and Tracy Birkett and husband Tom, Stamford, CT; grandchildren, Stetson Miller and wife Toni, Bowie, Baylie Miller, Tyler, Kyle Hudson, Joshua, Karli Hudson, Waxahachie, Levi Wallace, Bowie, Emily Birkett, Irving, T.J. Birkett, Stamford, Melanie Birkett, Stamford and Georgia Birkett, Stamford; great granddaughter, Blakely Hudson, Waxahachie; brother, Don Fitzgerald and wife Carole, Austin; sister-in-law, Gwen Fitzgerald, Jacksboro; numerous nieces, nephews, friends, and his dear cousin, Sandra Crumpton and husband Dewayne, Jacksboro.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Bowie Mission at 201 E Greenwood Ave. Bowie, TX 76230.
Arrangements have been entrusted to The White Family Funeral Home of Bowie.
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