Robert E. Lee Fite, 76, of Fredericktown, Mo., died Wednesday, July 26, 2006, at Farmington, Mo.
Born Aug. 24, 1929, in Portageville, Mo., son of the late Dee M. and Bertha Ellen Clark Fite, he was a grain miller and welder.
On Oct. 20, 1946, in Portageville, he married Helen E. Lankford, who survives.
Survivors also include six children, Kayee Fite Thompson, Jerry W. Fite, Jr., and Tiffany Fite Hobough, all of Fredericktown, Robert Allen Fite, of Silva, Mo., Vila "Joan" Roberts, of Robertsville, Mo., and Karonia "Ronnie" Beck, of Marquand, Mo.; one sister, Mary Rakers, of St. Charles, Mo.; 16 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
A private memorial service will be held at a later date in the Portageville Cemetery.
H.S. Smith Funeral Home in Caruthersville, Mo., was in charge of arrangements.