Lester L Fitzpatrick, age 77 of Van Buren Twp., was born on December 16, 1943 in Elkmont, Alabama and passed away on March 20, 2021. He is preceded in death by his parents John Allen and Eleanor Reatha Fitzpatrick, and his siblings, Joe Fitzpatrick, Thomas Fitzpatrick, James Fitzpatrick, Bill Fitzpatrick and Doris Fitzpatrick.He is survived by his only sister Mary Jane (late Donald Sr) Johnson and brother Finis Wyatt (Kathy Snyder) FitzpatrickLester was a very loving “Daddy” of Heidi (Steve Hunter) Fitzpatrick and Heather (Dr. Ronald) Lechner.The absolute best “Papa” to Kasey Lee and Sophia Grace, and great “Pappy” to Noah Lee, and many nieces and nephewsLester grew up on the family farm. He enjoyed horses, riding in rodeos, and his beloved dog Bo BoLester was a humble man with an impeccable work ethic. He was always a quiet man who loved the Lord and his girls fiercely; he was their hero and protector.Anyone who knew him would not expect him to say goodbye, but rather, he would say, “Cherrio!” or “Toodle Doo” and “Don’t take any wooden nickels”
Heidi & Steve,
Denise and I send our sincere condolences on the loss of your father. By reading his obituary, he just Loved and Lived his life to the fullest, Prayers to your family through this tough time.
Ed & Denise Ed & Denise Richardson
My uncle,my big brother,my friend and confident.we walked the gravel roads of the south as kids, took road trips when we were teens, and as adults we were room mate's in the 60s and again in the 80s.I always felt blessed then and still do today.Iwill always love you.Connie Connie newlin
I'm so sorry for your loss ❤️ uncle Lester was my favorite uncle he was always there for our family he was always a busy man but took time out to help my mother and us kids he was a giver and loved the Lord no words can express the love he had for all I'll never forget him love you uncle Lester ❤️ Paula Cartwright
As a child, I recall the many times my Uncle Lester stopped by our home to check-in with my Mother - a single-Mother raising nine children. Only my Uncle knows the motivation for these visits; however, based on his character, it was an act of love for those left behind from turmoil.
Robert McKee simplifies the human condition in two words: pain and pleasure. When I returned to reside in Michigan, I had the pleasure of spending time with my Uncle at his home, and during the many times we shared lunch and dinner. He expressed the pain of not being able to drive and the great pleasure it brought him.
In this life, we are fortunate to be blessed by the actions of others who so unconditionally sacrifice for the better of mankind - this was my Uncle. So very honored am I to have been a recipient; it is a pleasure to console my pain.
Forever grateful am I to such a dear human who, so succinctly, whispered truth. John Fitzpatrick
I'm sending all my love and prayers and condolences to you and your family Heidi he was always a soft-spoken man and was always nice to me I guarantee that you will see him on the other side take care of Mr Fitzpatrick and toodaloo I won't take no wooden nickels you can count on that rest in heaven God bless you and them family TRICKIE
Daddy, I will miss you forever and a day. Until I see you again. I love you more than the air I breathe. Watch over all of us....toodle doo Heidi Fitzpatrick