John Hittle

Posted 3/16/20

John Lawrence Hittle, 89, of Paris, passed away at 7:02 a.m. Friday, March 13, 2020, at his residence. He was retired after more than 20 years with Alcan of Terre Haute, Indiana, and also worked as a …

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John Hittle

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John Lawrence Hittle, 89, of Paris, passed away at 7:02 a.m. Friday, March 13, 2020, at his residence. He was retired after more than 20 years with Alcan of Terre Haute, Indiana, and also worked as a machinist.

A graveside memorial service is 11 a.m. April 18, at Paris Memorial Gardens, with the Rev. Michael Dixon officiating and military rites by American Legion Post #211. Friends are invited to join the family in a reception celebrating his life from 2 to 4 p.m. on the April 18 in the fellowship hall of First Christian Church. Templeton Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.

Mr. Hittle was born Feb. 11, 1931, in Delphos, Ohio, the son of the late John F. and Helen Rott Hittle. He married Patricia Ellen Rhoads April 9, 1955, at Paris, and she survives.

Other survivors include a daughter, Jeri Lynn (Brad) Bone of Champaign; a sister, Amy Buettner of Lima, Ohio; two grandchildren, Kyle Bone of Oklahoma City, Okla., and Lindsey (Jordan) Schultz of Monmouth; and three great-grandchildren, Liam Bone and Levi and Ben Schultz.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Isabelle Ott.

Mr. Hittle served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War and was a member of American Legion Post #211. He will be remembered as a hard worker who enjoyed fixing things to help others. He was an airplane enthusiast, having served as a Navy airplane mechanic, which also made him especially proud of his grandson’s military service. Above all else, he loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Memorial donations may be made to Lincolnland Hospice, Edgar County Animal Shelter or First Christian Church of Paris.

Online condolences at www.TempletonFuneralHome.com.