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Lt. Marvin K. Fritts

Marvin FrittsLt. Marvin K. Fritts, age 55, of 146 Butler Lane, Mountain City, TN passed away Thursday, July 7, 2016 at Johnson City Medical Center. He was born January 7, 1961 to Kenneth Fritts and the late Carolyn Maiden. In addition to his mother he was preceded in death by: grandparents Dorothy Fritts-Hobson, John Milton Fritts, and Mae and Gene Brookshire. Marvin served in the United States Marine Corp. and the Mountain City Police Department for 27 years. He enjoyed running, playing music, boxing, and spending time with his kids. He was a fan of the Tennessee Volunteers. Marvin served as the D.A.R.E. Officer for several years and touched many lives by doing so.

He is survived by his father Kenneth Fritts and wife Bobbie, step father, Al Maiden, his fiancé, Chelsea Thomas, his two wonderful children: Caleb Kenneth Fritts and Elizabeth Furches, two sisters: Belinda McCoy, Kim Garland and husband Robby, one brother, Stuart Fritts, and nieces and nephews: Laura Johnson, Julia Haston, Ryan Garland, Brooke Garland, Noah Garland, Allison Fritts, Sydney Fritts, Lilly Johnson, Dane Johnson,Raegan Johnson, Brayden Garland, and Olivia Garland.

Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, July, 10, 2016 at 3:00 p.m., from the Johnson County High school Gymnasium with Mr. Dwayne Dickson officiating. The family will receive friends from 1:00 -3:00 p.m. prior to the service. Graveside service and interment will follow from Sunset Memorial Park with Military Honors accorded by the Johnson County Honor Guard. Pallbearers will be: Roger Gentry, Ron Shupe, Ken Lane, Steve McEwen, Joey Norris, Denver Church, Ronnie Thomas, and Jesse Thomas. Honorary pallbearers are Tom Neaves, Troy Fritts, Dan Lipford, Chris Brown, Doug Fritts, and Jeff Shelton.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the doctors, nurses, and staff of Johnson City Medical Center, 2700 unit and to the Mountain City Police Department and EMS for the 27 years of brotherhood they shared with Marvin and to his many special friends that he considered to be a part of his family.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Marvin’s honor to Johnson County Community Center, 214 College Street, Mountain City, TN 37683 to ensure the children of Johnson County always have somewhere to go.

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