of Mablevale, AR
September 18, 1938 - September 20, 2022
Sidney Smith Fitzgerald, 84, of Mabelvale, Arkansas died Tuesday, September 20, 2022. He was born on September 18, 1938 in North Little Rock, Arkansas to John Sidney Fitzgerald and Esma Geneva Smith Fitzgerald, who both preceded him in death. Sid was predeceased by his beloved wife of 46 years, Annette Merritt Fitzgerald. He is survived by his son, Ryan Merritt Fitzgerald and daughter-in-law, Brenna Fitzgerald of Sherwood, Arkansas; his daughter, Cory Fitzgerald Love and son-in-law, David Love of South Hill, Virginia; his grandchildren, Cade and Jude Fitzgerald of Sherwood, Arkansas and Micah, Shana and Nathan Love of South Hill, Virginia. He is also survived by his sister, Florence Jones of Little Rock; his brothers, Charles (Shelda) of Plano, Texas, Gerald (Marcia) of North Little Rock, Arkansas, Johnny (Michelle) of Clinton, Arkansas and Sammy of Mayflower, Arkansas as well as a host of loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.Sid was a member of the North Little Rock Christadelphian Ecclesia. He believed in the promises made to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and the Hope of Israel spoken of by the Apostle Paul in Acts 28:20. Sid was a 1956 graduate of North Little Rock High School and 1964 graduate of the University of Arkansas with a Bachelor's Degree in civil engineering. He spent most of his professional career in the solid waste disposal business. Sid was an athlete who loved sports, especially baseball and softball. He picked up golf in retirement and enjoyed many rounds with his friends. He loved to garden and always had plenty of produce to share with friends and family. Visitation will be held Saturday, September 24, at 10:00 a.m. with services at 11:00 a.m. at Roller-Owens Funeral Home in North Little Rock, Arkansas. A private burial will be held at Old Austin Cemetery in Ward. Memorials should be directed to North Little Rock Christadelphian Ecclesia, c/o Kyle Miller, 11656, Rocky Point Court, Sherwood, AR 72120.
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SIDNEY WILL BE GREATLY MISSED. HE WAS LIKED BY ALL HE KNEW. SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS . MAY HE REST IN PIECE.
I was saddened to hear Sydney passed away. He was the pastor at my mother's funeral a few years back. I used to live with his Grandmother Mrs Smith when in my 20's. May he rest in Peace
To all Sid’s family you are all in my thoughts and prayers. May Sid’s sleep be short. God Bless.
SO SORRY TO HEAR OF SIDNEY'S PASSING. WE REALLY ENJOYED SPENDING TIME WITH HIM AT THE LAST REUNION. HE WAS A FUN AND NICE GUY.
A great team mate, always played hard, loved his laugh. More men should follow SID's way of life, always upbeat and treated people and friends as he wanted to be treated! Will make a great team mate in heaven!!!
Sid was a really good friend mine in the senior softball world. We traveled and played together in many softball tournaments around the states.Sid was one of the most humble, easy going person I have ever known. It was always a pleasure being around him and playing softball with, he had one of the strongest arms, playing catch with him would make my hand hurt after a few throws! I wish I would have looked him up after our softball days , just to chat about old times.
Oh, the memories of the early 60’s of the three of us driving to ASTC in Don’s TR-3 (built for two). This all before Sid transferred to Uof A. What a sweet friendship for all of us - even Annette’s sister Ruth Lynne tutored Don in Geometry. He was precious and the last time we saw Sid was on the Ark Bible School Grounds. Love from us, Don and Linda Dianne Stephens.
My condolences to Sidney's family. I left the area after high school, but have fond memories of Sidney and from the messages left by others he was very respected.
Met Sid several years ago while obtaining license and permits for ADEQ. Sid was heck of a good guy. I’m proud to have known him. Sorry for your loss.
Although I did not see Sidney very often over the last few years, he will still be missed. We were good friends for over 70 years. 'There are good ships, there are wood ships, there are ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships, may they always be.' I will miss you, Sidney.Gene
You are all in our thoughts and prayers at this sad time. It is never easy to lose someone that is so loved. We pray that his sleep will be short and that we will all be with him in the Kingdom of God. We send our love to you all.
Great friend. RIP.
"The souls of the just are in the hand of God....He tried them and found them worthy of himself." Wisdom, Chapter #3. Our sympathy in your loss.
Dear Bro. Ryan and Sis. Corey, our condolences on the loss of your father. Sid was a beloved brother in our community. Many fond memories both from visits to Arkansas and at Bible Schools. We bonded through common interests in the Truth but also our professions. Know you will miss him greatly as we all will. May Yahweh give you comfort and a measure of peace, especially knowing his strong faith in the Hope of Israel and the nearness of the resurrection.
I only got to know mr sid after he moved in to foxridge assisted living nlr he was always pleasant to be around prayers for his entire family
Cory, David, Micah, Shana, and Nathan, you are in our prayers to God for your comfort and peace. May Sid's rest, awaiting Jesus and God's Kingdom, be short.
One of my BEST friends thruout my life. May God be with his family & provide comfort at this time.
So sorry for your loss, Cory. I can only remember meeting your dad briefly on a couple of occasions but I am certainly grateful to have his daughter and grandchildren as a part of my family. Oh, and David too. :) May your faith and trust in God and your dad's hope in Christ give you strength until the day of his resurrection. Bob
Ryan and Cory and all of the family, We were so sorry to hear of your loss. We are praying for God to give you comfort and peace at this time. We pray his sleep will be short. Sending our love to you all.
So sorry to hear of Sid passing on to a better place where he will find pease and join Annette. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Saddened to hear of Sidney's passing. A true friend for many years; a friendship that was nurtured and cherished over the years from our early teenage years together at Arkansas Bible School. Rest in peace Bro. Sid. Our Lord will be here ere long ! Our prayer is that we all may be ushered into God's glorious kingdom.
Did was a great guy and long time friend. Will miss him.
Sorry to hear of the passing of Did, he will be missed.
He will be greatly missed. He was always fun to be around. Prayers of comfort to you all.
We are so very sad to hear this news, but so thankful we have such a Great Hope,and Bro.Sid will not sleep for long. Pray your family finds comfort Knowing God is faithful.
Sidney, was a well respected man. I am sorry for your loss.
So sorry, he will be missed. Thankful that we shall see him again in the Kingdom
Heaven gained an Angel and the world lost an honorable man. God bless the Fitzgerald family during this time of transition.
So sorry to hear this. Sid was a very special person to all of us. He was always so kind to me and my family. Our prayers and thought are with you. He will be missed. Mark, Candy, Lindsey ,Addison Sanders
He was a wonderful man! I have many fun memories of him growing up at Arkansas Bible School. My condolences to the family!
Cory, prayers for comfort. Your Dad had
So sorry to hear about Sidney’s passing and hope his sleep will be very short. Sending hugs to the family.
Br. Ryan, Sister Cory and all Fitzgerald Brothers, Sisters and all Family. My heart is heavy but we know Bro. Sydney was blessed among men for he was asured of resurrection at Christ's return. You are in my prayers. May Yahweh bless and keep you all. Harold Thomas
So very sorry to hear this. You are all in our prayers. In our one hopeDian and Keith
Blessed are they that mourn for they shall be comforted.
Sending all of my love and prayers to the Fitzgerald and Love family in their loss of Sid, who is now resting in his hope and awaiting the resurrection of our Lord and Savior.