A man of happiness, strength, wisdom, integrity and faith. Chester “Dusty” Fitts passed away at Baptist Hospital on 2-22-22. He was born to Mable and Vernon Fitts on January 30 1950. He grew up and attended school in Brinkley, AR. He spent many years working with both the Arkansas and Texas State Highway department heading up the survey for oil Derik’s and many other complicated road construction projects. He was a great leader and it showed in all aspects of his life as a father and a provider. He was an avid motorcyclist, fisher, duck hunter, bow hunter and car guy. He also loved boating. This love affair came from many years on the White River with his many friends and family and it was something he was passionate about until his last days. He crossed paths one day with the Love of his life Karen Drotar Fitts and spent 30 wonderful years before losing her in 2021. They enjoyed taking cruises, camping and going to live shows. He is proceeded in death by his wife Karen Drotar Fitts, Mother Mable Fitts, Father Vernon Fitts, Step son Shay Rymer and best friend Royce Duncan. He is survived by his son Jarrett Fitts (wife Hilda Fitts) and grandson Adrian “AJ” Fitts, his sister Kathy Chisnall nieces Tiffany and Megan daughter Sadie, Brother Jerry Fitts (wife Nina)nephews Justin son Brayden and Brandon (wife Allison) daughter Alyssia son Maddux, Stepson Jason Rymer (wife Melody)and grandkids Andrew Rymer(wife Kendyl) and great grandsons Weston and Kolton, Ethan Rymer and Morgan Barcus. Dusty will be deeply missed by so many dear friends and family members. His legacy will be proudly carried on for many more generations. His life story’s will be shared and cherished forever. He was a great Husband, father, and Hero.
Funeral will be at 3pm Monday, February 28th, at St Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church with visitation one hour prior to service. Interment in St Cyril and Methodius Catholic cemetery.
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I remember him so well. A good friend making me laugh. Use to come to my parents 11/70 club and was a hoot to be around. Never knew what happened to him. We are the same age. RIP Pam Del Giorno
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