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MSG (Ret) John Bittle, Jr.

November 2, 1938 ~ March 19, 2020 (age 81)


John Bittle Jr., 81, of Fayetteville, NC, passed away on March 19, 2020, at home surrounded by his family. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Renate; two sons, John Bittle III (Lori) of Raleigh, NC, Jay Bittle (Kathy) of Willow Springs, NC, four grandsons, Eric Bittle of Raleigh, Alex Bittle (Victoria) of Fayetteville, Nathan Kolkman, Jacob Kolkman, both of Fuquay Varina and one granddaughter, Heather Bittle of Willow Springs, a brother, Rich Bittle (Eileen) of St. Charles MO, and a sister, Patricia,  Lake Ozark, MO.

John was born in Newark, NJ, the son of John and Anna (Charowski) Bittle. He joined the US Army after graduation from high school where he earned numerous medals including the National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Expert Badge Rifle M-16, and several Good Conduct and Service Ribbon Medals. He retired as a Master Sargent from the US Army after 24 years of service. John joined the Cumberland County Sanitation Department where he served as the Director of Sanitation where he retired after 16 years of service.

John will be laid to rest at Cumberland Memorial Gardens on March 28, 2020, with a private ceremony to celebrate his life.

In lieu of flowers, please consider an honor gift donation to the Veterans Association, Wounded Warrior Project, in care of John Bittle Jr.

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Private Committal

Cumberland Memorial Gardens
4509 Raeford Rd.
Fayetteville, NC 28304


Wounded Warrior Project
7020 A.C. Skinner Parkway, Suite 100, Jacksonville FL 32256
Tel: 1-877-832-6997

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