Cecil D. Bitner,72, of Chuckey passed away March 19 after a valiant battle against cancer. He is survived by his wife of 43 years - Pat Bitner, his daughter - Hannah Bitner, two sisters and brothers-in-law - Barbara and J.C. Thompson and June and Frank Thompson, mother-in-law, Frances Sayler, sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law - Becky Neal, George Sayler, and Raymond and Tammie Sayler, and several nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles. He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Reda and Dearl Bitner.
Cecil loved horses and horse shows. He trained horses and gave riding lessons for a number of years. Watching children learn to ride was one of his greatest joys. Mr. Bitner was also a retired truck driver. He has donated his body to the Quillen College of Medicine at ETSU in hopes that it will benefit others. There will be no formal visitation or services. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the local Humane Society or Holston Home for Children. The family thanks Mountain Home VA, especially the oncology department, and Avalon Hospice services. A special thanks to all those who visited, brought special treats, and telephoned. You all held a special place in his heart.
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|Pat, I was so sorry to learn of Cecil's passing. I worked with Cecil at Greene Valley "way back in the day." I always liked and respected Cecil, and though we have been away from Greeneville for decades, Cecil is one of the folks I have remembered and thought about often. |
|I have many good memories of riding horses with Cecil growing up together. May the peace of GOD be with the family during this time of sadness.|
||Kathy Chandler Doty
|Sending you and your family my deepest sympathy during this sorrowful time. You guys are in my thoughts and prayers. I know it means so much to you all knowing where he is today, with his heavenly father. Love you all. Kathy|
||Sam, Juanita, & Ada Dobson
|Pat, We were so sorry to hear of Cecil's passing...his was such a wonderful guy with a big heart. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
May you find comfort during these difficult days in the precious memories. He will be missed!|
||Linda Jaynes Long
|So sorry we didn't know of Cecil's illness. He was special to
us growing up in Chuckey as well as all his family. Our
thoughts and prayers are with you. will be in touch soon.
|Sorry for your loss of your husband and dad, Cecil. May God bless and comfort you in the days ahead.
Doug and Sandra Johnson|
|My heart and prayers go out to you, Hannah and to all your family.
Even when it is expected, loss hurts. Praying that the Lord bring you all peace and strength as you love one another through this time.
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