Henry Alfred “Al” Fite, age 80, of Sparkman passed away on Monday, Jan. 22, 2018 at his home.
He was born Nov. 27, 1937 in Hot Spring County to Henry and Ethel Thomas Fite. Alfred was a member of Macedonia Primitive Baptist Church.
Alfred was a cattle farmer who, with the help of “Buddy” his dog, took care of his cows. He loved spending time with his family.
He retired from International Paper Company in Camden after 43 years and also served on the Dallas County Quorum Court for 25 years. Alfred loved to travel, having been to all fifty states, Canada and Mexico.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his in-laws; Walter(Sprout) and Lois(Toad) White and sister-in-law, Judy Stephenson.
Survivors include his wife of 60 years; Patricia Ann Fite, two daughters; Cindy White (Mark) of Malvern and Dr. Dedra Fite (Lisa Bridges) of Dallas Texas, one son; David Fite (Rosie) of Sparkman, grandchildren; Jeremy White of Lowell, Dr. Justin Cole White (Tori) of Bentonville and Elizabeth Fite of Houston, Texas, step-grandchildren; Magen Allen (Jeremy) of Bismarck, Matt Garner (Lindsey) of Malvern, Lane, Brody, Montana, Evie, Houston and Eli.
Pallbearers will be Doug German, Mitch Williams, Ricky Overton, Teddy Huneycutt, Steve Huneycutt, Myron Crisco and Ricky Fleming. Honorary pallbearers are Dallas County Quorum Court, Dallas County Sheriff’s Office and Main Street Café coffee drinking buddies.
Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27 in the Ruggles Wilcox Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. officiating. Burial will follow in Round Hill Cemetery near Dalark.
Visitation will be from 6 – 8 p.m. Friday at the Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Round Hill Cemetery or The Macedonia Primitive Baptist Church. Sign Alfred’s Tribute Wall at www.ruggleswilcox.com