Robert Joel Pitzer, 79, a resident of Kasson Road, Moatsville, passed away Monday, Oct. 14, 2013, at his residence.
He was born July 28, 1934, in Barbour County, a son of the late Roy and Mary Pearl (Scott) Pitzer.
He was united in marriage Dec. 25, 1954 to Bernice J. (Phillips) Pitzer, who survives.
Also surviving are two daughters, Donna L. Phillips and husband, Joseph J., of Philippi and Teresa M. Mick and husband, Thomas O., of Buckhannon; two sons, Roger A. Pitzer and companion, Winnie McDaniel, of Moatsville and William A. Pitzer and wife, Sherri, of Bridgeport; one sister, Juanita Wright of Belington; three brothers, Delmus Pitzer of Belington, Eddie Pitzer of Chambersburg, Pa., and Dale Pitzer of Moatsville; and eight grandchildren, Chad Phillips of Germany, Richard Pitzer of Clarksburg, Lisa Cross of Belington, Roger Neil Pitzer of Morgantown, Ashley Pitzer of Bridgeport, Tyler Pitzer of Bridgeport, Lindsey Mick of Buckhannon and Bethanie Mick of Buckhannon
Mr. Pitzer was preceded in death by one son, Robert Neil Pitzer; one brother, Roy Ellis Pitzer; and one sister, Geraldine Louis Majiros
Mr. Pitzer worked as a timber cutter for Carl S. Shaffer, worked at Feltons Dairy, was a foreman for GW Peoples Construction, was owner and operator of Pitzer Service Center and was a bus driver for Barbour County Schools.
Mr. Pitzer served in the U.S. Army during 1957-1959. He was a sharpshooter and served on the military police. He loved hunting and fishing, and was a Methodist by faith.
Friends will be received at Wright Funeral Home, 216 N. Walnut St. in Philippi today from 3 to 8 p.m. and Thursday, Oct. 17, from 8 to 10 a.m., the service hour. Interment will follow in the West Virginia National Cemetery with full military honours being accorded.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 1701 North Beauregard St., Alexandria, VA 2311, American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX 75231, Mountain Hospice, 1800 Crim Ave. Belington, WV 26250 or Good Samaritan Society of Barbour County, Rt. 3 Box 15 C, Belington, WV 26250. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.wrightfuneralhomeservices.com.