James Willard Fitzmorris of Covington, Louisiana passed away on Tuesday February 2, 2022 at the age of 90. Son of the late Lawrence “Loren” Fitzmorris and Larcie L. Bush. James Willard joined his deceased brothers, Adrian E. Fitzmorris, Lawrence Ceedie Fitzmorris, his sisters, Ollie L. Fitzmorris McGillivary and Lollie Lucille Fitzmorris Harriss.
He is survived by brothers, Jeron R. Fitzmorris (Nancy) and Glen R. Fitzmorris (Dot).
Former husband to the late, Judith D. MacKenzie Fitzmorris, and his late wife Millie Sharp Fitzmorris, as well as his late son, Douglas Jason Fitzmorris. He is survived by his children, Dorothy Larcie Fitzmorris Bogaert, , Walter Jay Fitzmorris, Dale L. Fitzmorris, Penny Suzanne Fitzmorris Kirchner (Mark) and seven grandchildren and eight great grandchildren all living in California.
James graduated from Covington High School, joined the U.S. Navy, settled in California, completed college at Fresno State, taught school, returned to Louisiana teaching until retiring. He married his life companion Millie Jo Ingalls (deceased). He volunteered at the American Legion Post 16, visiting Rest Homes, assisting Handicapped Veterans, worked with Boys and Girls State Candidates, developed post 16 Honors Guards and worked with the St. Tammany Parish on Veterans affairs Committee.
He joined Lane Carsen with the St. Tammany Parish Council to support and design and build the Justice Center Veterans Memorial Plaza. Special appreciation to Covington Lion’s Club as Grand Marshall for Mardi Gras Parade.
Mr. James left a message to give many thanks to St. Tammany Farmer for keeping him informed during service time away from home with their newspaper.
He stated “The community in which I served was the best blessing anyone could receive, for that “I thank you.”
Family and friends are invited to attend Funeral Services on Monday, February 7, 2022 at 12:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Bagnell & Son Funeral Home 75212 Hwy 437 Covington, Louisiana 70435 with visitation from 10:00 a.m. until service time.