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Jimmy Earl Fitzpatrick

November 5, 1946 - September 8, 2017

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Jimmy Earl Fitzpatrick
November 5, 1946 - September 8, 2017
It is with great sadness the family of Jimmy Earl Fitzpatrick share news of his passing on Friday, September 8th, 2017 at the age of 70. Jim was born the only child of Glover and Ruby Fitzpatrick who have proceeded him on his journey home to his heavenly Father. Jimmy was the loving husband of Marilyn Fitzpatrick. His loving legacy lives on in his son Jeffrey Fitzpatrick and wife Mary Jane, daughter Megan Martin and husband Dan, from a previous marriage to Nora...

Veteran
Jimmy Earl Fitzpatrick
November 5, 1946 - September 8, 2017
It is with great sadness the family of Jimmy Earl Fitzpatrick share news of his passing on Friday, September 8th, 2017 at the age of 70. Jim was born the only child of Glover and Ruby Fitzpatrick who have proceeded him on his journey home to his heavenly Father. Jimmy was the loving husband of Marilyn Fitzpatrick. His loving legacy lives on in his son Jeffrey Fitzpatrick and wife Mary Jane, daughter Megan Martin and husband Dan, from a previous marriage to Nora K. (Marlar) Fitzpatrick, step-daughter Tracie Seimon and husband Anton, step-son Shaun Piegdon and wife Jennifer. His grandchildren are Riley Cole, Brianna Martin, Jaydon Piegdon, and Isabeau Fitzpatrick, culminating through to his many Aunts, Uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Known by his grandchildren as "Papa" and his friends as "Mr. Jimmy" or "Jimbo".
Jimmy would be the first to admit that he lived, loved, laughed and occasionally come across like a "bull in a china cabinet when he should have tip-toed through the tulips".
In Jimmy's life, he faced all his challenges head on and without fear and with strength. As a child, he overcame polio to compete in high school football, wrestling, track and cross country at Midwest City High school, class of 1965. He served his country with honor when he enlisted and served in the United States Army during the Vietnam war. After his service, he started his family and then he became involved in outboard boat racing. As the president of Oklahoma Boat Racing Association, he was able to co-ordinate a racing event in El Dorado, Kansas in conjunction with the Unlimited Hydroplane Racing group. Then as his children grew, he left boat racing to be the soccer coach for his son and daughter as well as a soccer referee. Jim always enjoyed hunting and shooting and was blessed with the opportunity to go to Africa twice to hunt, and was a member of the Safari Club International. Jimmy was a long-time member of the OKC Gun Club and served as president. He worked at Tinker Air Force Base until his retirement, then worked at Outdoor Outfitters until their merger with H&H gun range. Jim loved the outdoors and spending time hunting and fishing with his wife Marilyn, and looked forward to opportunities when he could share these with his grandchildren.
Jimmy came to re-engage his faith and find a new love in Christ through his attendance at Life Church, Midwest City. Jimmy's loving heart, willingness to speak his mind, steadfast loyalty to friends and family, strength to face any challenge head on is going to be deeply missed by his family and friends that carry on his spirit and legacy.
We will see you later, my Love.
In Loving memory to you, Jimmy Earl Fitzpatrick.
From your family and friends. We will miss you greatly.
The Family would like to express their thanks and gratitude to all the Doctors, Nurses, Therapists, Care givers, DaVita Dialysis, OU Transplant Center, Scott Sabolich prosthetics and research, and Frontier Hospice for the care of Jim.
It is the request of the family that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to:
https://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/donate
Please select the "In Honor/ Memory of". At the "Tribute Type" select "In Memory Of".
Tribute's Name*: Jimmy Earl Fitzpatrick
Please check Mail an Acknowledgement of my donation to: Marilyn Fitzpatrick
529 Silver Meadow Dr., Midwest City, Ok. 73110
Memorial Services will be held: Monday, September 18th, at 1:00p.m.
Location: Bill Eisenhour Funeral Home South, 5005 S.E. 29th St., Del City, OK, 73115
Presided over by Pastor Sam Marin of Life.Church MWC.