Bert Sitton Obituary
Bert did a lot of research on my Sitton Family.I descended from the Philip Sitton that moved to Alabama.Unfortunately I never met him in person.See below.
Bert Sitton Jr., 85
Published: Friday, May 29, 2009 at 4:30 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, May 28, 2009 at 9:27 p.m.
Bert J. Sitton, Jr., 85, of Hendersonville passed away Wednesday May 27, 2009, at the Elizabeth House after declining health from Lou Gehrig’s disease.
He was the son of the late Bert J. Sitton Sr., and Bettie McCrary Sitton.
He was predeceased by three brothers, Harry Sitton, Hicks Sitton and Charles Sitton; and four sisters, Pauline Harrell, Helen Dalton, Sue Sutton and Ruth Rollins.
A 1940 graduate of Hendersonville High School, he served in the Army during World War II and was retired from full-time work from Cason Co. in 1988. He was a historian and a charter member of Henderson County Genealogical and Historical Society where he has helped publish two Henderson County heritage books.
He served Grace Lutheran Church for more than 60 years where he was an active member.
Survivors include his loving wife of more than 60 years, Dorothy Justus Sitton; a son, John G. Sitton of Hendersonville; a daughter, Gayle Etherton and her husband, Jud, of Hendersonville; two brothers, Thomas Sitton (Ginny) of Lakeland, Fla., and Robert Sitton (Betty) of Hampstead, Md.; three grandchildren, Julie Parker (Jeff) of Salisbury, Dottie Morgan (Chad) of Orlando, Fla., and Myra McDonough (Kip) of Hickory; four great-grandchildren, Will and Landon Morgan, and Sarah and Brian Parker; and several nieces and nephews.
A funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Grace Lutheran Church with the Rev. Kenneth Langsdorf officiating. Interment will follow at the Sitton Gillespie Cemetery in Mills River. The family will receive friends on Friday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Grace Lutheran Church, 1245 Sixth Ave. W. Hendersonville, NC 28739. Condolence cards can be sent to the family at www.jacksonfuneralservice.com.
Jackson Funeral Service & Crematory are assisting the family with the arrangements.