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Darwin Eugene Fitzwater, age 76, of Moorefield, WV, passed away on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg, WV.  Born on May 7, 1942 in Dover Hollow, WV, he was the son of the late Noah Melvin Fitzwater and Beulah Cook Fitzwater.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Marlin Wayne "Jake" Fitzwater.  Darwin was the last member of his immediate family.

He is survived by his wife, Roxzanna Mowery Fitzwater of Moorefield, WV; one daughter, Tina Fitzwater Minor (Tim Redman) of Moorefield, WV; and three grandchildren, Zeta, Trae and Laila.

Darwin retired from Hester Industries and later worked at Walmart of Moorefield, WV for many years.  He was a member of Duffey United Methodist Church, a Lifetime member of Moorefield Lions Club, Past President of Rod & Gun Club, and a Former member of Moorefield Volunteer Fire Company 46 all of Moorefield, WV.   Darwin enjoyed land scaping and lawn mowing in the local area.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at Elmore Funeral Home, Moorefield, WV.  A funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, May 2, 2019 at Elmore Funeral Home, Moorefield, WV with Pastor Russell Webster and Pastor Mike Funkhouser officiating. Burial will follow at Olivet Cemetery, Moorefield, WV.  Memorial donations may be made to Duffey United Methodist Church, 100 North Elm Street, Moorefield, WV 26836 or Moorefield Church of the Brethren, 115 Clay Street, Moorefield, WV   26836.


Arrangements are under the direction of Elmore Funeral Home.