Dale G. Hitchens, 71, of Rocky Face, passed away Friday, Aug. 2, 2013, at his residence.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Herbert and Shirley Hitchens; two brothers, Jason and Neil Hitchens.
Mr. Hitchens was a loving husband, father and educator.
He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Martha Hitchens of the residence; son, Curt Hitchens of Rocky Face; sister, Valerie Woyciesjes of Dallas, Texas; sister-in-law, Carol Hitchens of Boiling Springs, S.C.; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Ronald and Linda Hitchens of Corning, N.Y., and Ted and Fran Hitchens of Cleveland, Tenn.; nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends at the Westside Chapel of Julian Peeples Funeral Home Sunday from 3 to 8 p.m.
A private family graveside service will be Monday at 1 p.m. at Mill Creek Cemetery with the Rev. John Dallas officiating.
Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 211 Center Park Drive, Suite 3010, Knoxville, TN 37922.
Julian Peeples Funeral Home, Westside Chapel, Rocky Face, is in charge of arrangements.