Fitch C. Sewell, 86, of Somerset, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 11, 2023, at the Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital.
Fitch was born on April 4, 1936, in Quicksand, Kentucky; the son of the late Charles Arthur and Jewell (Hayes) Sewell.
He is survived by his wife, Joanna (Compton) Sewell, whom he married on August 25, 1961; one son, Gary Roger & (Kari) Sewell of Somerset, Kentucky; his grandson, Chase Parmelee of Somerset, Kentucky; one brother, Carl & (Darlene) Sewell; one sister, Gerri Mildred & (James Beckett); two special nieces, Sonya & (Jerry) Harris and April & (Kelly) Kamantz; two special nephews, Darrell & (Tracy) Beckett and Darren & (Jamie) Sewell; a host of special cousins including, Kim & (Jeff) Prather, Ricky Wallace, Tim Wallace, Barry & (Kim) Garner, Patty Garner, Ronnie & (Kathi) Vaughn, and their children; and a community of friends.
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Charles Roger Sewell and Miles Eugene Sewell; and a special nephew, David Arthur Sewell and and a special niece, Christy Meece.
Fitch spent two years in the Army and two years in the National Guard. He attended Eastern Kentucky University. He was employed at the Department of Human Resources as a Quality Control employee. He was community minded including President of Somerset Little League and a member of the Pulaski County Jaycees, supporting the annual Pulaski County Fair, a trustee and Deacon at Beacon Hill Baptist Church, and a Deacon at First Baptist Church, a member of the Pathfinders Class and a Kentucky Colonel. After retirement, Fitch worked many years at Morris & Hislope Funeral Home.
His funeral service will be held 1:00 PM Tuesday, January 17, 2023, at the First Baptist Church in Somerset, officiated by Bro. Ryan Coffey.
Burial will be at Lakeside Memorial Gardens.
Military Honors will be conducted by the American Legion Post # 38.
Visitation will be after 11:00 AM Tuesday, January 17, 2023, at the First Baptist Church.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests expressions of sympathy be made in the form of donations to the Gideons International.
Morris & Hislope Funeral Home is honored to assist the family with arrangements.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at: www.morrisandhislope.com