A longtime Meridian radio man passed away last Thursday, following an extended illness.
Carl Fitzgerald, known for his work with The International Singing Brakeman Association he co-founded, passed away at the age of 81.
Fitzgerald also worked in radio in this city for the better part of six decades, much of that at 1010 WMOX, where he had most recently hosted a show called Remember When.
"He knew about the history of Meridian. He knew about the history of country music and all of the music that he enjoyed," said Ellie Massey of WMOX. "Everybody commented that he talked so fast. He had so much to say, that's why he had to talk so fast. He had so much to say, and we will all miss him so very much."
Fitzgerald also taught guitar to hundreds of students over the last fifty years.
Visitation will be Saturday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Robert Barham Family Funeral Home in Meridian. The funeral is Sunday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home.