William "Bill" Edward Fichtel

Born: Fri., May 14, 1954
Died: Sat., Nov. 18, 2017

Memorial Service

2:00 PM Sat., Nov. 25, 2017
Location: Hart Funeral Home

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Mr. William “Bill” Edward Fichtel, age 63, of Patterson, died Saturday night (11/18/17) at the Wayne Memorial Hospital in Jesup following an extended illness.

Born May 14, 1954 in Corona, California, he was a son of the late John Leonard and Eva Lois Carnegie Fichtel.   He had lived all across the United States including Seattle, Washington, Los Angeles, California, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Cincinnati, Ohio, and Miami, Florida before moving to Patterson around 2007.  He was retired from the maintenance department of the Pierce County Government.  He was a member of First Methodist Church in Patterson but also attended Patterson Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Thomas Purrington.

Survivors include his two sisters, Joan Duplessis and Susan Puthoff, both of Patterson; a brother, John L. Fichtel II;  his nieces and nephews, Stephen Teglas (wife Shirley) of Bell Canyon, California, Nicole Teglas-Miller of Reno, Nevada, Angela Flom (husband Eric) of Milton, GA, Thomas Edward Puthoff of Renton, Washington, Cristen S. Arauz- Fichtel, John L. Fichtel III, Ellen Seder-Fichtel, and Christopher Jones; and several great nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

A memorial service will take place on Saturday (11/25/17) at 2 PM in the chapel of Hart Funeral Home.

Memorialization will be by cremation.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Allmons All About Animals, 2988 Midway Church Road, Blackshear, Georgia, 31516.

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Hart Funeral Home of Blackshear is in charge of arrangements.

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Dowdy Family
   Posted Mon November 20, 2017
We knew Bill as a member at Patterson United Methodist. Even when he was ill and not feeling well, he would come and greet everyone with a smile. He listened carefully during the lessons and the sermon, and often surprised everyone with an observation from the Bible. We will miss him, and we know the angels have welcomed him home.
Lewis, Vicki, and Seth

Phoebe Myers
   Posted Mon November 20, 2017
I wish to express my deepest and sincerest condolences to the family. Words alone cannot ease the pain when grieving the loss of a loved one. The Bible provides comfort during these difficult times. Revelation 21:3-4 states, "And he(GOD) will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away". May God give you comfort in your loving memories and in His promise that soon we will never experience losing our loved ones. We will be able to see them again once they are resurrected as John 5:28-29 tells us. May these scriptures bring comfort and calmness of heart to you during the difficult days ahead.
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Janice Steedley
   Posted Wed November 22, 2017
My Dear Joan...
I am so sorry for your loss. having lost four of my five brothers.....I feel your pain. Even though I had not seen Bill in some time...I thought of him often. He was my friend, and I mourn his loss a
nd will remember him with fondness.

Coy Whitehead Jr
   Posted Wed January 31, 2018
Please except my condolences. Bill was the best friend I ever had, he will be so missed..

Cristen Arauz- Fichtel
   Posted Sun February 04, 2018
My Dearest Uncle Bill "Boobie ",

I can still hear your laughter from across the way,
My memories of you will always stay,
Your kind heart and love so deep,
Now rest in Peace my favorite Uncle,

With Love,
Your Niece.....

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