He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Juanita; his daughter and son-in-law Leslie Cay and Tom Smithson; and his brothers and sisters, Scott and Marlene Fitzwater, Tommy and Rita Fitzwater, Lucy Cox, Nancy and Dan Eller and Jeanetta and Steve Canfield. Jake was preceded in death by his parents, James and Pearl Fitzwater.
A memorial service celebrating Jake’s life will take place at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017, at Humphrey’s Memorial United Methodist Church, Tornado. Visit his legacy page at AffordableCremationsofWV.com to share your memories of Jake.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation on Jake’s behalf to the Madelyn Hendricks Food Pantry, C/O HMUMC, 7799 Coal River Road, Tornado, WV 25202 or Hubbard Hospice House West, 4605 MacCorkle Ave SW, South Charleston, WV 25309.
Cremation services are being provided by Affordable Cremations of WV, 413 D Street, South Charleston, WV.