Clipped From Kerrville Mountain Sun
Aged Ranchman, Kerr Resident for Two Decades. Dies Rites Held Tuesday for J. S, Fitzstmons, 81, Native of New Orleans, Texan Since Age 17 The last sad rites for J. S. Fitzsimons, 81, were held Tuesday in Smith Funeral Home chapel with Rev. A. J. Carson, pastor of the First Baptist Church, assisted by Rev. J. R. Hilliard, pastor of the First Methodist Church, officiating, and interment was .held in Glen Rest Cemetery. Mr. Fitzsimons was a native of New Orleans, La., and came to Waelder, in Gonzales County when about 17 years of age. He became a salesman and followed this line of work until about 20 years ago when he retired and came to Kerrville, making his home at the Fitzsimons Ranch on the Bandera Road. About six years ago the ranch was sold, and he and his wife moved to Llano. About two vears ago Mr. Fitzsimons suffered a severe attack of pneumonia, from which he never fully recovered. His wife became ill and was taken to a hos- pital in Dallas for treatment, and ! he returned to the home of his daughter, Mrs. F. E. Hopkins, also , ot the Bandera Road, for an extended visit. His health did not improve and his condition became gradually worse until death overtook him. He was brought into the city for medical treatment, but his condition was too far advanced for aid. Pallbearers were Harvey Mosty, W B. Childs, C. H. Richerson, L. W. McCoy, Roland Nichols and Joe Harris. Among the survivors are his widow; four daughters, Mrs. Roger Smith, Mrs. H. J. Mullins and Mrs. Laura Hollyfield, all of Houston; Mrs. F. E. Hopkins, Kerrville, and one son, H. A. Fitzsimons, of San Antonio; and 14 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.