Jack R. Fite, 83

Jack R. Fite, 83, Wabash, passed away on Friday, Oct. 4, 2019, at Parkview Wabash Hospital.

He was born in Marion on Monday, June 22, 1936, to the late Alfred and Leona (Hill) Fite. 

On June 26, 1999, he married his loving bride, Nancy Hawk, and she survives.

Jack was a self-employed construction contractor throughout his career.  He enjoyed flying his Cherokee 180, writing poetry, old cars and trucks, and was a member of the McCulloch Masonic Lodge, Fort Wayne Shriners, and Grant County Shriners. 

Additional survivors include his children, Debra Sargent of Marion and Randy Fite of Lafayette; step-children, Robert Mackowski of Wabash, Stephanie (Nate Schuler) Gribben of Wabash, Christina (Troy) Egts of Fort Wayne, and Melissa (Justin) Denney of Wabash; sisters, Patsy Dennison of Orlando, FL, and Pamela Morrell of Bakersfield, CA; 13 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Alan Fite; brother, Joseph Fite; and the mother of his children, Joyce Fanning.

The family will receive visitors from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019, at Needham-Storey-Wampner Funeral Service, North Chapel, 1341 N. Baldwin Ave., Marion, IN.

Immediately following the time of visitation, a service to celebrate Jack's life will begin at 1 p.m. with Rev. Dr. Tom Mansbarger officiating. 

Burial will take place at the convenience of the family at a later date.

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Posted on 2019 Oct 08