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Posted on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at 2:41 pm

VANDALIA-Services for Charles Marion (Bill) Fitzpatrick, 92, of Vandalia, was held at noon, Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at Vandalia First Baptist Church Family Life Center with the Reverend Marty Miller and Tim Kurz officiating.
Burial took place in Hays Creek Cemetery, rural Vandalia.
Visitation was held on Tuesday from 11 a.m. until the time of the service at the Vandalia Baptist Church Family Life Center. Arrangements were under the direction of Bienhoff Funeral Home.
Charles Marion (Bill) Fitzpatrick passed away at 12:46 p.m., January 14, 2015 at the home of his caregiver.
He was born March 8, 1922 in Center, the son of Curtis Marion and Olla Bell Hill Fitzpatrick.
He was married to Emma Irene Watson on April 15, 1941 in Hannibal and she preceded him in death April 22, 2014.
Survivors include two sons, Charles Nicholas (LeAnn) Fitzpatrick, of Holts Summit, and Ricky Raymon (Shirley) Fitzpatrick, of Charleston, South Carolina; one daughter-in-law, Jeannie Fitzpatrick, of Vandalia; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one son, Sam Fitzpatrick; two brothers, Earl and Rex Fitzpatrick; and one sister, Buelah Mitchell.
Mr. Fitzpatrick was a lifetime area resident and farmer. He was also a self taught machinist. He was a member of the Hays Creek Christian Church and served in the US Army during World War II attaining the rank of Tech 3. He enjoyed playing music with others, on both the guitar and the fiddle. He served as a judge for many fiddle contests throughout the area.
Pallbearers were Wade, Travis, Lyle, Shannon, Kelly, and Shawn Fitzpatrick, and Brandy Holt.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hays Creek Cemetery, in care of Mike Potter, 28001 Hwy F, Vandalia, Mo. 63382.
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