Thomas Hitt

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

ADVANCE, Mo. -- Thomas Washington Hitt, 87, of Advance passed away Sunday, Aug. 14, 2011, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.

He was born Nov. 1, 1923, in Advance, son of Robert and Altha Wiseman Hitt. He and Rosemary Eakin were married June 21, 1946, at Marble Hill, Mo. She preceded him in death May 14, 2003.

Hitt was a farmer and member of Jehovah's Witness Kingdom Hall in Cape Girardeau.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

Survivors include a son, Mike Hitt of Advance; a daughter, Marsha Walker of Dexter, Mo.; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother and five sisters.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Morgan Funeral Home.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Tom Kelsey and Earl Norman will officiate. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.