Paul Arnold Fite Jr. USN (retired), 82, passed away on Thursday, February 16, 2023. Beloved Husband, Father, and Papa.
He is survived by his wife of over 50 years, Linda. Daughters, Beth and Amy. Special son-in-law, Brian. Granddaughters, Ella and Audrey. His sister, Wilma.
He grew up in Maysville, Kentucky and is a great example of perseverance. He proudly joined the military at the age of 17. He served in both the Army and the Navy. He bravely served 3 tours in Vietnam.
Paul loved Jesus and his family more than anything.
Once settled in Virginia Beach, Paul found a home church and took classes after work at the local Bible College. He loved sharing his love of the Lord with everyone. He could also be found in church handing out peppermints to all, which continued outside of church and he always had peppermints in his pocket to hand to anyone he came in contact with. He loved to spread joy. He loved to joke with everyone and make people laugh. You could always count on him to pull a good prank. He loved to read the Bible and give people verses he thought they’d love or need. Paul loved westerns, coffee, feeding all the wildlife, late night snacks of cheese and crackers with Dr. Pepper, and he especially loved his granddogs and grandcats.
His family will miss his laughter, his stories, and his willingness to always be there to protect them and pray with them and for them.
Paul would want you to know that Jesus Loves You!
Love and prayers to your entire family. I know that each of you had a special place in Paul’s heart. May your fond memories of his love help you find peace and comfort in the days ahead.
Dear Linda, Beth, Amy, Ella and Audrey,
Our hearts are heavy, our sincere love goes out to each of you, as we have truly lost a great man here on earth. We find comfort in knowing that his love for Jesus is secure, he is with our Lord, and nothing can take that truth away. May God bless every memory of him, all the good, the love and faith that will sustain you in the days and years to come. We are thankful, so thankful that his love for God, family and community brought joy to so many. Beth, your love and faith in our Savior has given you such great strength, may that same strength be with you as you go through this time of sorrow.
We love you all,
Don and Wanda Solomon
Paul was one of the greatest men I’ve ever known. His love for his family, dedication to God and sheer warmth was amazing. Linda, Beth, Amy, Ella and Audrey may you find comfort in your memories and all he taught us.
Our deepest condolences to you all. Sending hugs and prayers.
So sorry for your loss. Will always remember the light in Paul’s eyes when he talked about his girl’s. He loved each of you deeply. I am sure he is at peace knowing Brian is there to take care of each of you. Know that Paul is looking down on you and still living in your 💕.
We are sending prayers and love to you, cousin Linda and to Beth, Amy and all of Paul’s family! May God comfort you and give you strength and peace during this difficult time of loss. Love all of you, Susan and family!❤️
So sorry. Sending you the biggest hugs.
So sorry for your loss Linda and the family prayers to you all
May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time,
May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,
May your memories of Paul Arnold Fite Jr. USN (retired), give you peace, comfort and strength…
Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.
I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.
and prayers to the family of ….
US Army/Navy Veteran, Paul Arnold Fite Jr. USN (retired), is “A True American Hero” God Bless†
† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †
Prayers for all the family. God Bless and comfort you all. So sorry