Clinton R. Pitzer, 78, of Bashan Road, Long Bottom, Ohio, passed away on Tuesday, March 5, 2013, at the Kobacker House in Columbus, Ohio, following a brief illness.
He was born on Aug. 18, 1934, in Beckley, W.Va. He served in the U.S. Army from 1957-1959. He retired after 32 years of service from Kaiser Aluminum in Ravenswood, W.Va., in 1995. He spent his retirement sawing on his mill and cutting firewood, and spending time with his very special family and friends.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Ester Louise Pitzer; three daughters and son-in-laws, Tammy (Ron) Timmons of Ashville, Cindy (Jim) Chadwell of Long Bottom, and Robyn (Jeff) Hawk of Long Bottom; a son, Clinton 'Rocky' Pitzer Jr.; friend, Rod White of Parkersburg; seven grandchildren, Matt Timmons, Bryan (Patsy) Chadwell, Roger (Virginia) Chadwell, Jenifer (Andy) Whewell, Rebecca Chadwell, Kaitlyn Hawk and Brad Hawk; five great-grandchildren, Brooke Chadwell, Jordan Chadwell, Jenna Chadwell, Austin Chadwell and William Whewell; a sister, Dicy (Billy) Tolbert of Millwood, W.Va.; two nieces, Diane 'Lynn' (Rand) Jackson, and Regina 'Jody' (Greg) Holbert; two great-nephews, Darren Jackson and Terry Holbert; two great-nieces, Cari Jackson and Annie Holbert; and his dogs, Fred and Missy. He was preceded in death by his parents, Roscoe and Etta Pitzer; and a sister, Flora Pitzer.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday at the Anderson McDaniel Funeral Home in Pomeroy, with Pastor Wayne Dunlap officiating. Burial will follow in the Meigs Memory Gardens. Visitation will be held 3-5 p.m. for family and friends, and 7-9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Military honors will be presented at the cemetery.
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