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Father John Fritts

March 21, 1958 — February 5, 2022

Fr. John C. Fritts was born on March 21st 1958 in Tyler, Texas to John William Fritts, a U.S. Army chaplain and Marilyn Anderson, a homemaker. He had two brothers, both his senior, John Richard and Frederic.

As an Army brat, John grew up in many different places including Hawaii and Germany which helped shape his view of the world.

John was always technically apt and would work on things like erector sets and cars, he also loved planes which brings us to the Texas A&M Corps of Cadets and military service.

While in college studying  history, John joined the Corps of Cadets and excelled. After college, where he received a Bachelor of History, he enlisted with the Air Force in June of 1981. Like his father before him he served in many different places. These places included Louisiana, Texas, and the Gulf War in Iraq. It was during his time in the service that he met his future wife Lynda, with whom he had two children, William and Andrew. His love for his family had been unconditional and immeasurable.

He was held in very high regard as an Air Force officer due to his intelligence and integrity. He retired honorably from the service in November of 2002.

Owing to his diligent work ethic, he did not stay retired for long. After hearing the calling, as some would say, John entered into the Episcopal Seminary of the Southwest in Austin, Texas and into the priesthood. There he had a new go in college life and completed his Master of Divinity.

From there he would go on to serve the community again through the church in places such as Austin, Brady, and Del Rio Texas until his retirement in 2018.

Wherever he went he made a positive impact. His heart was full with love and he did not hold back his generosity, no matter the cost to himself. Due to his selflessness and sense of duty, he helped many people during his tenure as a clergyman.

Fr. John C.Fritts passed away on the 5th of February 2022 from natural causes. He is survived by his wife of 38 years Lynda, his two sons William and Andrew, and his grandson Nathan, who all still hold him in the highest regard.

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