Richard L. Hitchens

OREANA — Richard L. “Dick” Hitchens, 82, of Oreana, passed away at 1:21 a.m. on September 8, 2020, at his residence, in Oreana.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 12, 2020, at Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Kenney, with the Rev. Andrew Maxwell officiating.   Visitation will be held from 1-2 p.m. on Saturday at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton.

Memorials may be directed to the Heartland Oliver Collectors Club or the Forsyth United Methodist Church.

Dick was born on August 9, 1938, in Clinton, the son of L. George and Ruth E. (Hoff) Hitchens, Jr.

Survivors include his partner, Karole Johnson, Oreana; sons, Doug Hitchens (Debbie Mullins), Argenta,  and Barry (Kris) Hitchens, Decatur; two grandchildren, Cooper Hitchens and Carly Hitchens; sisters, Cheryl Lehman, Mt. Zion, and Charlene (Ron) Letterly, Leesburg, Fla.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother in infancy.

Dick retired from Borg Warner Corporation/Zexel, Decatur.  He enjoyed classic Oliver tractors and antique cars and was a member of The Heartland Oliver Collectors Club.  Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.

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