Frederick E. 'Fritz' Turton
Laura and family,
The video was a beautiful tribute to a wonderful man. He will be terribly missed. I hope the good memories of Fritz will give you some peace over the next few months. I am so sorry for your loss.
I am deeply saddened to learn of Fritz passing. I will never forget his sense of humor and fun company. It was my good fortune to have made his acquaintance and enjoy the fun company of you Laura and Fritz. May the love of family and friends give you comfort during this loss of your loved one.
Lovingly, Gabrielle Henderson
The 2 Lane black top road that was Salem Pike was being replaced by a 4 lane concrete road along with new sewers. It was summer,1956, we had just moved to Salem Pike, I was 9. I had lifted the heavy grate off the sewer and climbed down about 12 feet to the bottom looking for minnows - (Yes, there WERE minnows in the storm sewers then!) Shortly, a shadow came over the sewer entrance and when I looked up there was this kid my age. That was when I met Fritz Turton. We lived across the street from each other all our young lives. Fritz was, even at that age, a principled, friendly and very hard working kid. He would consistently study 2-3 hours a night - way too much for me! He wasn't just smart he was a hard worker, even then. I guess all these nice things said of him here, about his later years, don't surprise me, he was pretty much the same all his life. My condolences to all who knew and loved him.
I met Fritz when I began working at Bunnell Hill Construction. Fritz quickly became more than just a mentor, he became a friend. I have long felt my professional life greatly improved by having crossed paths with Fritz. He will be missed.
We were so sorry to hear about Fritz, he was an incredible man who will be missed. Sending love & hugs from North Carolina! We love you!