Clifford Fitzgerald

Clifford John Fitzgerald was born April 16, 1947, in Port Washington, Wis., to Roland John Fitzgerald and Leona Glieber Fitzgerald and passed away on Sept. 22, 2022, at his home at Lake Cypress Springs, Texas.

Mr. Fitzgerald graduated from the University of Wisconsin and was an automobile dealer and owner of Quitman Ford.

After purchasing Quitman Ford, he was a founding member of the Lake Fork Quitman Kiwanis Club and a founding member of the Eldorado Scotch Club.

He will be remembered for his smiling face and his kind and generous nature. He enjoyed his home at Lake Cypress Springs, which he considered to be his heaven on earth. He will be so dearly missed by his loving wife, family and many friends.

Mr. Fitzgerald is survived by his wife Ann Oakes Fitzgerald of Lake Cypress Springs; children Catherine Iles of Gratis, Ga., and Susie Oakes Herbstritt and husband Trey Morton of Austin; niece Heather Fitzgerald Morrow and her husband Ted and their children Gavin and Reagan; sister-in-law Dorothy Oakes Miller and her husband Edward Troy Miller; numerous other family members; and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings John Roland Fitzgerald and Edmond Francis Fitzgerald.

A celebration of life is being planned and will be announced when all the details are available.

Memorial donations can be made in Mr. Fitzgerald’s name to the South Franklin Volunteer Fire Department, 264 FM 3357, Scroggins, Texas 75480.

Erman Smith Funeral Home of Pittsburg, Texas, is handing the arrangements.



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