Joe “Jody” Douglas Fitzgerald, 80, of Ringgold, passed away on Monday, November 4, 2019. Jody was born November 11, 1938, in Chickamauga and lived his life in the North Georgia area. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and was of the Baptist faith. Jody spent his working career in paving and operating heavy equipment and retired as an estimator from Robert Smith Inc. Jody loved nature, camping, good music, and was an avid Tennessee fan. He was an outgoing, friendly person and will be missed by all who knew him. Mr. Fitzgerald is preceded in death by his son, Sean Fitzgerald, and parents, Margaret and Martin Simmons.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 40 years, Ann Fitzgerald, and his grandson, Garren Fitzgerald, of Cleveland, Tn.
The family will receive friends 5-7 PM, Wednesday, at Heritage Funeral Home and a graveside service celebrating Jody’s life will be 2 PM Thursday at Rock Spring Cemetery.
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In lieu of flowers donations may be made in his memory to the Catoosa County Children's Fund, 307 Cleveland St. Ringgold, GA 30736.
Arrangements are by Heritage Funeral Home & Crematory, Battlefield Parkway.
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