“Rocky” Rothford Fitzhugh, 75 of Orange passed away
Monday, May 9, 2016 at UVA Culpeper Hospital.
He was born January 6, 1941 in Charlottesville,
Virginia, son of the late Edwin Fletcher Fitzhugh
and Jane Booten Herndon Fitzhugh.
Rocky is survived by his loving wife of 51 years,
Virginia Frazier Fitzhugh; daughter, Jennifer
Fitzhugh Faulconer and her husband, John Y.
Faulconer, Jr.; granddaughter, Virginia “ Jenna”
Conway Faulconer; grandson, Judson Ray Faulconer all
of Orange; sister, Judy Fitzhugh Estes and her
husband, Joe of Gordonsville; daughter-in-law, Laura
Breeden Fitzhugh of Zion Crossroads; and many
nieces, nephews, other loving family members and
In addition to his parents, Rocky was preceded in
death by his son, Rodney Conway Fitzhugh.
Known as Rocky since he was 3 days old, he was a
charter member of the Stanardsville Volunteer Fire
Department and served as fire chief for 25 years. He
was also a founding member of Greene Hills Club.
Rocky was a member of the Army Reserves Field
Artillery. He was also a member of the Operators
Union #147 and retired from Parham Construction
Company as a crane operator.
In his retirement, he joyfully drove a bus for
Greene County Public Schools where Rocky especially
loved driving for athletic events and other
activities. Most of all, he enjoyed attending Jenna
and Judson’s sporting events.
Rocky lived his life on his own terms and always
parted company saying, “Don’t take any wooden
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 P.M.
Friday, May 13, 2016 at
97 Main Street, Stanardsville, Virginia with the
Rev. Jane Piver officiating. A reception will follow
the service in the church parish hall.
Memorial contributions may be made in Rocky’s
memory to the Stanardsville Volunteer Fire
Department, PO Box 165, Stanardsville, VA 22973.
An online guestbook is available at
Ryan Funeral Home of Ruckersville is in charge of