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(May 03, 2013)

PAUL DAVID FITZPATRICK, 72, of South Point, Ohio, passed away Wednesday, May 1, 2013. The world has lost a great man, a simple man filled with pride and honesty. Dave was best known to be a hard-working, tell-it-like-it-is kind of man who immediately gained the respect of anyone in his presence. He had a great sense of humor and always knew how to handle any situation. He was always proud of his family name, Fitzpatrick, and because of him, that pride will forever live on and be cherished. Dave was a carpenter by trade, but dirt track racing was his passion. He also loved hunting, fishing, and camping. He was a horseman and a farmer, but most importantly, he was a survivor. Dave was a proud husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was the anchor of his family. He was preceded in death by his parents, Marcus and Nellie Fitzpatrick; brothers, William and Charles Fitzpatrick; sisters, Helen Mae Stephenson and Jessie Johnson; and his beloved Scrappy dog. Dave left behind quite a clan, as he called it; his beloved wife of 55 years, Clara Jean Fitzpatrick; his children, Paula Fitzpatrick Morris (Joe Bevans), Tammie Fitzpatrick, Davey Fitzpatrick (Jessie Spurlock), Dean Gully, and Kirby Fitzpatrick (Lisa); grandchildren, Jamie Louden (Kevin), Robbi Johnson, Carlee Morris, Josh Force, Macie Frye, Jessica Poling, and Brayden Fitzpatrick; great-grandchildren, Mason and Dana Louden; brother, Donald Fitzpatrick; his special friends and loved ones included Gary "Hippie" Estep, Bonnie Fitzpatrick, John Fitzpatrick, Earl and Scott Hutchison, Mickey and Jim Elmore, Geneva Poling, Jeffrey Stephenson, Dale and Donna Broughton, Mike Webb, Pete Morris, Larry Moore and Kylah Blue; as well as many nieces and nephews; and his big baby, Grey Dog. He will be greatly missed, but has left a lasting impact on everyone in his life and will never be forgotten. "The legacy of heroes is the memory of a great name and the inheritance of a great example." There will be no services. Hall Funeral Home, Proctorville, Ohio, is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.timeformemory.com/hall.

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