Wilbert P. Fitch, 74, of Fountain Hill, died on October 9, 2017 at the Drew Memorial Hospital in Monticello.
Mr. Fitch was a native of New Orleans, Louisiana and a resident of Houma, Louisiana for many years. He was a tug boat captain and a truck driver and a member of the Hamburg First United Pentecostal Church. He enjoyed cooking Cajun food for his family and friends and spending time with his children and grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a grandson, Nicholas Nutter; his parents, Alvin and Angelle Trosclair Fitch; two brothers, Joseph and Evans Fitch; and three sisters, Lillia Darcey, Eva Marcel and Vivian Fitch.
Mr. Fitch is survived by his wife of 45 years, Annie Pruitt Fitch of Fountain Hill; three sons, Paul Fitch of Houma, Louisiana, Brandon Fitch and wife, Traci, of Crossett and Mike Fitch of Hattiesburg, Mississippi; five daughters, Gwen Billiot and husband, Robert, Cynthia Bourgeois and husband, Jerard, and Connie Fitch of all of Houma, Louisiana, Paulette Lirette of Hamburg and Paula Verdin and husband, Elton Wayne, of Houma, Louisiana; two sisters, Willa Bobin Leco and husband, Greg, and Wilma Labiche all of Houma, Louisiana; 17 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, October 12, at the Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home Chapel with Bros. Randy Russell, Stan Keely and Charles Townsend officiating. Burial will be at the Hamburg Cemetery.
Pallbearers are Seth Townsend, Rusty Crum, Chance Ray, Justin Leslie, Dakota Fitch and Austin Fitch. Honorary pallbearers are Donnie Swan, Harold Pruitt, Lee Whitaker, Travis Sowyers, Randy Pruitt, Rodney Pruitt and Ricky Pruitt.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Wednesday, October 11 at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Hamburg First United Pentecostal Church, PO Box 309, Hamburg, AR 71646.