Willard Odell Fitzwater
Funeral service for Willard Odell Fitzwater, age 68 of Tuttle, Oklahoma will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, May 25, 2018 in the First Baptist Church in Chickasha. Pastor David Standefer will officiate.
Willard Odell was born the son of William Donald Fitzwater and Ina Mae Willis Fitzwater on October 8, 1949 in Lewistown, Montana. He died on May 18, 2018 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Willard moved to Oklahoma at the age of three and graduated from Asher High School. On November 15, 1968, he married Opal Lanoy in Oklahoma City. Willard entered the United States Army and served from 1969-1971 during the Vietnam War. He was saved in April of 1971 and surrendered to the ministry in 1976. Willard pastored at various churches during his life and most recently was the pastor at Michigan Avenue Baptist Church in Chickasha. He loved his wife, his kids, his church and he loved life.
He was preceded in death by his parents William Donald and Ina Mae Fitzwater and one son Joseph Fitzwater.
Survivors include his wife Opal Fitzwater; son Shane Fitzwater and wife Ellen; granddaughter Hannah Wheeler and husband Josh; grandson Samuel Fitzwater; granddaughter Leah Fitzwater; great granddaughters Teigan and Tatum Wheeler; sister Brenda McKinley and husband Kevin; sister Beth Owens and husband Roy; brother Cody Fitzwater.
Interment will be in the Alex Cemetery. Service will be under the direction of the McRay Funeral Home.
Viewing will begin on Thursday, May 24.