Dr. Tom Fritts, Class of 1956
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Dr. Tom D. Fritts, Sr. passed away on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at the age of 88.. Dr. Fritts was born in Kingston, TN on November 27, 1926 to Dr. John L and Georgia (Cate) Fritts. He was the former Pastor of Deerbrook Baptist Church and First Baptist Church of Humble, TX and was preceded by wife Thelma Raye DeLaney Fritts, daughter Phyllis Diane Fritts Sampsel, and son-in-law Rodney L Sampsel, Sr.
Dr. Fritts is survived by his son, Tom D. Fritts, Jr and wife Glenda of Harriman, TN; grandchildren; Marty Fritts of Lenoir City, TN, Justin Fritts and wife Milicent of Wartburg, TN; Amanda (Fritts) Jones and husband Wendell of Oliver Springs; Rodney L. Sampsel, Jr and wife Susan of Watford City ND; Tanya (Sampsel) Williams and husband Roy of Dickson, TN. Great grandchildren; Zachary Fritts, Kayman Fritts, Silas Fritts, Andrew Sampsel, Fallon Sampsell, and Grace Williams. Special mention of his dear friend and confidant Helen Smith of Humble, who has stood with and supported him since the death of his wife.
Dr. Fritts holds an AB degree from Belmont University in Nashville; BD and M Div degrees from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth, TX, and a Doctorate of Ministry from Luther Rice Seminary in Jacksonville. He was an active Rotarian in Humble, TX as well as civic and social leader in numerous organizations throughout the Humble/Houston area. He is a published author of four books "A New Testament" Diaconate", "From The Garden of Thorns to the Table of Grace", "The Great I Ams of Jesus", and "Locating God's ways in the Hebrew Alphabet"; published by Crossbooks Publishing Company.
In lieu of flowers the family request that you please purchase one of Dr. Fritts books from Crossbrooks Publishing Company or www.drtomdufffritts.com.