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William Barton ‘Bart’ Fritts, age 76, of Mountain City, Tennessee, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, December 31, 2011 at Johnson County Community Hospital. He was born on June 14, 1935 to the late Oscar and Nell Wagner Fritts. In addition to his parents, Bart was preceded in death by his first wife, Teresa Fritts, and a brother, Glenn Fritts.
Bart was a former United States Postal Chief and was a Vietnam Veteran having served in the United States Marine Corp. He was a member of First Baptist Church.
Bart was a devoted Christian, husband, father, grandfather and friend to all that knew him. He will be missed by all.
Bart is survived by his wife, Edith Fritts; daughter and son-in-law, Bernadette and Leon Humphrey of Watauga, TN; grandchildren, Robert McIntyre and wife Crystal, Tiffany Crawford, all of Elizabethton, TN , Leon Humphrey Jr., of Watauga, TN, Vance Crawford and wife Jessica of Telford, TN and Virginia Andes and husband Nick of Greeneville, SC; great grandchildren, Dominic, Jaden, Jaren, Elijah, Brianna and Jacob Carter.
The family received friends from 6-8:00 p.m. on Monday, January 2, 2012 at Mountain City Funeral Home Chapel with the funeral service following at 8:00 p.m. with Pastor Ricky Campbell and Pastor Norm Reece officiating.
Graveside service and interment with military honors was conducted at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 3, 2012 at Dyson Grove Baptist Church Cemetery and was accorded by the Johnson County Honor Guard, who also served as active pallbearers.
Honorary pallbearers were the men of John Payne’s Sunday School Class, John Payne, Ray Payne, James Lefler, Sonny Roberts, Jim Vincill, Bob Miller, Jim Bishop, Farris Thomas, Pat Greene, Dannie Dunn, Blaine Stout, Tony Cardi, Carnis Crotty, Todd Grayson, Bruce Wilson, Joe Atwood and all of Bart’s Hardee’s Friends with whom he ate breakfast with and visited with every morning.
At other times, the family will receive friends at the home 506 Brown Place, Mountain City, TN 37683.
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The family of William Barton ‘Bart’ Fritts has entrusted his services to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church St., Mountain City, TN 37683.