Richard “Dick” Thomas Pitney, passed away March 18, 2014.
Memorial service will be held at 11a.m. March 29, at the BJ Clark Community Center, 601 SE Parkway. Internment private.
Richard was born Dec. 30, 1946 in Connecticut, the second son of Norma and Louis Pitney. He lived most of his childhood years in Pacific Grove, California. He moved to Azle, Texas in 1965. He spent many years as a volunteer firefighter for Spillway and Azle fire departments until becoming a member of the Hurst fire department as a fireman and EMT. After his time with Hurst, he became Azle’s first paid fire chief. He truly enjoyed the time he put into helping others as a fireman. Later, he spent time at Blue Mound and Willow Park police departments as a reserve officer.
Richard will be remembered for his corny sense of humor, tenacity and friendship.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Norma Lillian Burrell Pitney and Louis Arthur Pitney; brother, Michael Patrick Pitney.
Survivors include; wife, Frances; children, Lillian Oexmann and husband Chip, Michael Pitney and Julie Pitney; step-daughter, Jennifer Adderley; grandchildren, Raigen Ruelas, Sydney Hartsfield, Christopher Hartsfield, Brady Oexmann, Damian Pitney, Katie Adderley, Keri Adderley and Kyle Robinson; sister, Jane Roberts; brother, Brian Pitney; four great-grandchildren; numerous sisters and bothers-in-law, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
The Azle News,
March 26, 2014 Edition