Jack D. Fitzgerald, 79, of Alma passed away on Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, at his home. He was born Sept. 5, 1934 in Conway County, Ark., to the late Abner R. and Thelma Alice Fitzgerald. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, James Earl and Edwin Fitzgerald; and three sisters, Louise Dillon, Bobbie Miles and Alma Jean Ford.

He is survived by his wife, Brandi of the home; three daughters, Donna Jones of North Carolina, Debbie Koceja and Cheryl Contreras of California; two sisters, Jan Moore of Arlington, Texas, and Betty Boling of Mustang, Okla.; two grandsons, three granddaughters and numerous nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and nephews.

Cremation is under the direction of Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home of Van Buren. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Ashes will be interred at U.S. National Cemetery in Fort Smith.

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