Mr. Edward “Ed” John Bittenbender, age 65, of 416 Crawford Road died Sunday, December 4, 2011, at Betsy Johnson Regional Hospital in Dunn. Funeral services will be 11:00AM Wednesday, December 7, 2011, at the Rose & Graham Funeral Home Chapel in Coats. Officiating will be Rev. Stancil Baucom. Burial will follow in Coats City Cemetery.
Mr. Bittenbender was born August 31, 1946 in Pennsylvania to the late Margaret Lynn Price Bittenbender. He was a retired Executive Chef. Mr. Bittenbender was a US Army veteran of Vietnam. He was also a member of Pleasant Memory Baptist Church and was in the Church Choir.
Surviving include his Wife, Nell Hawley Bittenbender; Children & Spouses, Mat Bittenbender of Roanoke, Va., Eric Bittenbender of Chester, Va., Andrew & Hilary Bittenbender of Coats, James Bittenbender of Chester, Va, Colby & Stephanie Flowers of Coats, and Sara Roberts of Rose Hill; Brother, Nat Bittenbender of Petersburg, Va.; Seven Grandchildren, Matthew Chase Bittenbender, Mikaylee Flowers, Abbie Bittenbender, Anabelle Bittenbender, Carter Roberts, Emma “Bug” Flowers, and Hazel Grace Bittenbender; and Childhood Friend for over 50 years and Spouse, Jack and Judy Kittrick of Pa.
Family will receive friends at Rose & Graham Funeral Home in Coats from 6:00PM to 8:00PM Tuesday, December 6, 2011.