Billy Ray Fritz Sr.
Billy Ray Fritz, Sr., 73, born September 16, 1939 has been reunited in Heaven with his parents Orvil Ray and Oneda Louise Fritz, his sister, Nancy Irene Fritz and many loved ones who welcomed him home.
Billy Ray was born in Ennis, Texas and graduated from Ennis High School. On June 4, 1960 he married Peggy Norris and they made their home in Wilmer, Texas, then in Corona, CA and after retirement settled in Wills Point and several locations in Wood County finally settling in Winnsboro.
He owned the Hitching Post Restaurant for five years and worked for Disneyland for twenty five years as a warehouse supervisor before retiring in 1988. He enjoyed camping and bowling, but above all he enjoyed his family and friends.
Billy Ray Fritz, Sr. departed on November 2, 2012 at the age of 73 leaving behind lots of love and memories to his wife; (Peggy) Catherine Jane Fritz of Winnsboro, Texas; two sisters: Patricia Louise Griffis of Fort Worth, and Debra Mea Britt of Round Rock, Texas; four son’s and two daughters; Billy R. Fritz, Jr. of Winnsboro, Texas, James O. Fritz of Winnsboro, Texas, David W. Fritz of Corona, CA, Carlos A. Lopez of Winnsboro, Texas, Deborah Fritz of Corona, CA, Kathleen Fritz of Winnsboro, Texas; twelve grandchildren: Sheena Fritz, Shauna Fritz, Shannon Fritz, Michael Fritz, Chris Sullivan, Harley Stinson, Meagan Fritz, Andrew Fritz, Alex Fritz, Katie Fritz, Jodi Fritz and Cori Pool; ten great-grandchildren: Alise Sousa, Adriana Sousa, Aliyah Sousa, Gabbie Fritz, Isabella Fritz, Kyen Spaust, Jacobie Sertuche, Hannah Sullivan, Carson Sullivan and Teagan Fritz. Billy Ray Fritz, Sr. also left behind his love and memories to many other loved ones he had many nieces and nephew’s, his sister’s by marriage; Patsy Dalby and Joy Smith; former wife, Melinie Fritz of Longview and many other family and friends.
Billy Ray fritz, Sr. will be missed and loved by many he had a big heart and a very happy life no matter how hard things got he always had a smile and was willing to keep going on everyday. Remember Bill still has that smile and is only as far as a prayer In our Heavenly Home where he awaits for us there.
Visitation will be on Friday, November 9, 2012 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. in the J.E. Keever Mortuary of Ennis.
There will also be a time of visitation before the service beginning at 9 a.m. until service time at 10 a.m. on Saturday, November 10, 2012 in the J.E. Keever Mortuary Chapel of Ennis with Rev. Jewelus Pulley officiating.
Interment will follow in Myrtle Cemetery of Ennis under the direction of J.E. Keever Mortuary, Inc.