Russell F. Fite, age 92 of Williamsburg, Ohio and formerly of Georgetown, Ohio died Sunday, April 25, 2021 at Fort Sanders Regional Hospital in Knoxville, Tennessee. Mr. Fite was a retired machinist for Cincinnati Milacron for thirty-six years and a United States Army veteran. He loved to fish and hunt. He was born March 13, 1929 in Hamilton, Ohio the son of the late Everett and Mabel (Martin) Fite. He was also preceded in death by two brothers – Donald and William Fite and one son-in-law – Steve Kattine.
Russell is survived by his wife of seventy-three years – Helen (Liming) Fite whom he married June 18, 1947; four children – Beverly Kattine of Williamsburg, Ohio, Melinda Brooks and husband Dennis of Williamsburg, Ohio, Shelly Cropper and husband Dennis of Georgetown, Ohio and Bryan Fite and wife Patricia of Wapakoneta, Ohio; eleven grandchildren – Jeff (Cassie), Jamey (Amy) and Jeremy (Kelly) Kattine, Kristin, Bethany and Ryan (Marissa) Brooks,Autumn (Errin) Preston, Clint Cropper, Kelsey Cropper Jones (Dakoda), Nicki Ritchie (Greg) and Nathan Fite (Sarah); sixteen great grandchildren – Paige, Nolan, Roman, Courtney, Emma, Hunter, Hayden and Hayley Kattine, Morgan, Jordan and Avery Preston, Sarina Dangelo (Ahmed) and Andi Dangelo, Clair and Owen Fite and Cole Ritchie; one great great grandchild – Brayden White and one brother – Clarence Fite of Okeechobee, Florida .
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 P.M. Saturday, May 1, 2021 at the Cahall Funeral Home in Georgetown, Ohio. Rev. Dan Pelzel will officiate. Visitation will be from 11:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. Saturday. Interment will be in the Confidence Cemetery in Georgetown, Ohio. Facial masks are required and social distancing guidelines will be observed.
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