Scott Spencer Fitzgerald, 92

by | November 17, 2004 12:00 am

MOULTRIE — Graveside rites for Scott Spencer Fitzgerald, 92, was held Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2004 at Swainsboro City Cemetery at 2 p.m. He died Saturday, Nov. 13, 2004, at Park Regency.

Mr. Fitzgerald was born Sept. 8, 1912, in High Point, N.C. He was raised in a children’s home in Winston-Salem, N.C. He served as a lieutenant commander in the U.S. Navy during World War II, flying the oceans in sea planes. He was one of the few pilots to actually fly the original China clipper. He was a squadron commander for U.S. Air Force flight training at Spence Field, and he served as flight examiner for the Federal Aviation Administration for 20 years. He was a member of First United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Ruby Whatley Fitzgerald of Moultrie; one son, Scott M. Fitzgerald of Macon; five stepchildren, Ethel Whatley Flowers, Leon Whatley and Cliff Whatley, all of Moultrie, Sue Whatley Harrison of Bartow and Lucy Whatley Striplin of Doerun; two grandchildren, Stephanie McLain and Scott Fitzgerald Jr.; 10 stepgrandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Cobb Funeral Chapel had charge of arrangements.

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