- Category: Obituaries
- Published on 11 June 2014
- Written by Mount Vernon Optic-Herald
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Olin Lee Fritts, age 68, of Winnsboro, passed away in the midafternoon hours of Sunday, June 8, 2014 at Mission Manor Nursing Home in Mount Vernon.
He was born on September 18, 1945 in Wichita Falls, Texas to the late L.P. and Beryl Durrett Fritts. Lee proudly served his country in the United States Navy during the Vietnam Conflict.
Lee was a proud member of the NRA. He loved his guns, woodworking, and drinking coffee on the front porch. Lee was a man’s man who loved his family, his God, and his country. He was a member of the Cornerstone Church in Mount Vernon.
Lee is survived by one son, John Thomas Parr, and wife Whitney, of Denton; three daughters, Brandi Brown of Louisiana, Jodi Roznowski, and husband Joshua, of Omaha, Nebraska, and Kynell Grimes, and husband Joe, of Winnsboro; grandchildren, KayLee, Presley, Devin, Landon, Lincoln, Lena, and Laurelai; one brother, Ricky Nugen, and wife Debbie, of Grand Prairie; and two sisters, Cindi Henry, and husband Stan, of Scroggins, and Joy Smith of Shreveport.
He was also preceded in death by one son, Michael Landon Parr, one granddaughter, Letson Parr, and one brother-in-law, Pete Smith.
Services for Olin Lee Fritts were held Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at Cornerstone Church in Mount Vernon with Pastor James “Jim” Crittenden officiating. A military graveside followed at Purley Cemetery with J. T. Parr, Stan Henry, Rodney Hicks, and Sam Henry serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Ed Snow, Don Parker, Billy Guy, Tony Price and James Rhea.
In lieu of flowers donations
can be made to Heartsway Hospice.