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Raymond Eugene Bitner, Summer Shade, KY (d. July 10, 2012)

He was the patriarch of a highly regarded Metcalfe County, KY, family. He leaves 20 direct living descendants. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and will be accorded military honors by the Glasgow Chapter of the DAV. He was a member of the Mt. Moriah Cumberland Presbyterian Church

Raymond Eugene Bitner, age 87 of Summer Shade, died Tuesday, July 10, 2012 at the Cumberland Co. Hospital.

Funeral services will be Friday, July 13, 2012 at 11amCT, at the McMurtrey Funeral Home, 2232 Summer Shade Road, Summer Shade, KYm with Bro. Timmy Adams officiating. Burial will follow in the Summer Shade Cemetery. Military honors will be provided by the Glasgow Chapter 20 of the DAV.Visitation will begin Thursday, July 12 at 2pmCT at the funeral home.

He was a son of the late Earnest Ray and Ota Shope Bitner and was an Army Veteran of WW II. He was a member of the Mt. Moriah Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

He is survived by the following:
  • Two daughters, Gloria Jean Nunn and Patty Hurt both of Summer Shade, KY

  • Grandchildren, Melissa (Kelly) Moss, Gina (Brad) Rutledge, Marla (Tony) Hicks, Ginger (Aaron) Witherspoon, Selena (Richard) Callaghan and Sarah (Scotty) Hutcheson

  • Great grandchildren: Haley and Elyda Hicks, Elizabeth Oglesby and Austin Rutledge, Brittany and Madison Callaghan, Alexis and Mason Hutcheson, Autumn and Audrey Moss and Ayden and Zoe Witherspoon

  • Three sisters: Mary Shive of Edmonton, KY; Melba Stohl and Naomi Rippy of Tipton, IN

  • Three brothers: Max (Dot) Bitner, Bill (Elizabeth) Bitner and Earl Dane Bitner all of Kempton, IN
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Shive Bitner, two sons-in-law, Robert Nunn and Jack Hurt and one brother, Lester Bitner.

Memorials may be made to the Summer Shade Fire Dept.or the Mt. Moriah Cumberland Presbyterian Church. c/o McMurtrey Funeral Home, 2232 Summer Shade Road, Summer Shade, KY 42166.

McMurtrey Funeral Home, 2232 Summer Shade Rd. Summer Shade, KY in charge of arrangements.

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