James Ferdinand Fritz, 84 of Brookhaven, passed away July 26, 2017 at Haven Hall Nursing Home.
He was born on August 26, 1932 to Lawrence Noland Fritz and Lucille Calhoun Fritz.
He served in the United States Coast Guard from 1952-1960 and was a 50 plus year member of Grand Lodge of MS.
and also the Polar Star Lodge # 154 in Gulfport MS.
He was a painting contractor and a member of Coalville United Methodist Church.
James had a great sense of humor and loved fishing.
Preceding him in death were his parents; brother, Gene Paul Fritz; wife, Noby Kay Fritz and infant son, Ronnie Fritz.
Those left to cherish his memory are his sons James Carlton Fritz and wife Rita of Clinton, MS.
and Lonnie Noland Fritz and wife Sherry of Coweta OK.; sister, Nola Fritz Jones of Biloxi MS;
4 grandchildren, Stacey Bodkins, Stephanie Lowe Benjamin Fritz, Hannah Fritz, and
3 great grandchildren, Joshua Bodkins, Brianna Bodkins and Brendan Bodkins.
He is also survived by nieces and nephews and brother-in-law, Larry Evans and wife Gail of Biloxi, MS.