Charles Randolph Fitchett Jr.

Published 5:45 pm Monday, February 11, 2019

Charles Randolph Fitchett Jr., 70, went to be with our Lord on Feb. 10, 2019. He was the son of the late Charles Randolph Fitchett and Jessie Morgan Fitchett.

Charles was a member of the Lighthouse Baptist Church in Norfolk. He was also a member of the Moose Lodge in Newport News. Charles founded James River Mechanical in Smithfield in 1984. He was the heart and soul of the company. He thoroughly enjoyed his career and worked very hard to make the company successful. He was very outgoing, loved to fish and enjoyed classic cars. Charles had a way of making everyone feel special and genuinely cared for each of his family and friends. 

He is survived by his wife of 10 years, Jolane Jones Fitchett; daughter, Katherine Reynolds (Scott); son, Morgan Fitchett (Jamie), three stepsons, Mark Munford (Lisa), Paul Munford (Diana), and Jared Lovern (Jenna); step daughter Brittney Lovern; nine grandchildren and two great grandchildren; and his sister Carol Fitchett Cunningham of St. Louis, Mo.

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The family will receive friends at Harvest Baptist Church in Smithfield on Saturday, Feb. 16, 11 a.m. to noon. Funeral Service will be private. Baker-Foster Funeral Home, 5685 Lee Farm Lane, Suffolk is serving the family. Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association or to Children’s Hospital of the Kings Daughters. Condolences may be registered at