Harry E. Fritts, 82, of Rockwood, formerly of Wartburg and South Harriman, passed away Friday morning, July 5, 2013, in Roane Medical Center.
He was preceded in death by parents, Dr. J.L. and Georgia Cate Fritts; and brothers, Houston, Joe, Frank, King and John.
He began directing a church choir at the age of 16; he was a retired music teacher of more than 34 years, having taught in Morgan and Roane County Schools and at Roane State Community College. He was founder of the Morgan County Choral Society, organized and directed the Morgan County Homecoming, served on board of directors for the Roane Civic Music Association for 18 years and was president for three years. He graduated from Carson-Newman College and received a master's degree from the University of Tennessee. He was a member and organist for South Harriman Baptist Church.
Surviving are his wife of 43 years, June Anderson Fritts, Rockwood, formerly of Crossville; brother, Tom Duff Fritts, Houston; sister, Heneritta Mathis Baker, Knoxville; brother-in-law, Wallace Anderson and wife Jane, Nashville; and sister-in-law, Beverly Anderson, Hixson. Also surviving are several nieces, nephews and a host of friends and other relatives.
The family received friends from noon to 2 p.m. Monday, July 8, in South Harriman Baptist Church, Harriman. Funeral services followed at 2 p.m., with the Rev. Matt Edwards and Bro. Ken Isham officiating; burial followed at Roane Memorial Gardens, Rockwood. Schubert Funeral Home, Wartburg, was in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to either the South Harriman Baptist Church Youth Ministry, Music Ministry, or the
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