Melvin Wayne Pitcock, 53, of Niota, died Sunday, Jan. 10, 2010, at his residence.
A native of Loudon and a lifelong resident of McMinn County, he was a son of the late Ernest Pitcock Sr. and was a former supervisor at Textron for more than 20 years.
Survivors include his loving companion of 13 years, Randal Keaton of Niota; his mother, Mary Lee Lonas Pitcock of Niota; two daughters and one son-in-law, Crystal and Kenny Patterson of Madisonville, and Carrie Pitcock of Niota; three grandchildren, Tristen Myers and Audrey and Julia Patterson; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Jerrelene Brown of Niota, Wanda and Rex Dotson of Cleveland, and Sandra and Johnny Davis of Niota; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Ernest Jr. and Joyce Pitcock of Chattanooga, Ray and Linda Pitcock of Niota, and Mike and Sherry Pitcock of Niota; and several nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Life service will be 7 p.m. Thursday at Beulah Chapel Church of the Nazarene with Reba Terry, director of The Caring Place, officiating.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the church.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to The Caring Place, 130 Wildwood Ave., P.O. Box 5334, Cleveland, TN 37311.
If you are unable to attend the visitation or service, sign the guest registry at www.zieglerfuneralhome.com
Ziegler Funeral Home of Athens is in charge of arrangements.