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Dewey Jennings Fite

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Dewey Jennings Fite, age 99 passed away Tuesday June 27, 2017 in the TriStar Summit Medical Center.

Mr. Fite was born in the Prosperity Community in Wilson Co, Tennessee on April 21, 1918.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Daniel E. Fite & Violet Brilla Jennings Fite; son, Daniel E. Fite II, & siblings, Pauline, Erma, Harley, Albert, Willie B., & McKnight.

He is survived by his wife of 75 years, Miriam Austin Fite; children, Dr. Austin (Lauren) Fite, Elizabeth " Libby" Kluge, Jenvea Fite (Dan) Midgett.

Dewey graduated from Cumberland University in 1940 with majors in Chemistry & Biology. He worked for the DuPont Company as a chemist for several years in explosive manufacturing plants at Millington, TN. After the closing of the Millington plant he was transferred to DuPont paint and varnish plant in Philadelphia. He returned to Lebanon in 1946 where he owned and operated restaurants for 20 years. He then became involved in the real estate business, owning his own company for many years, and selling his business to Cumberland Real Estate in 2010. He worked his later years in real estate with his son- in- law, Dan E. Midgett & also partnered in Dugdale & Fite. Dewey was a part of the real estate business until his death. He was a member of College Hills Church of Christ, and helped conduct services at Hearthside Assisted Living.

Visitation will be held on Saturday July 1, 11 a.m. until funeral service at 1 p.m. in the Partlow Funeral Chapel. Dr. Kevin Owen will officiate the services. Interment, Wilson County Memorial Gardens. Active pallbearers will be grandchildren. Honorary pallbearer, Greg Dugdale. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Mr. Fite's memory to College Hills Church of Christ, Compassion Hands Homeless Ministry, 1401 Leeville Pike, Lebanon, TN 37087.

Partlow Funeral Chapel (615) 444-7007, www.partlowchapel.com

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