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Alvin Richard Bittick

Alvin Richard “Short” Bittick, 72, of Pomona, Missouri, passed away on Friday, January 4, 2013.

Alvin was born in Topaz, Missouri, to Sim Bittick and Mary C. (Loomis) Bittick on February 24, 1940. He graduated from Cabool High School in 1958. He was married to Betty Louise Wake on April 16, 1967. They were married for 45 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Wayne, Audie, and Merle; and three sisters, Doris, Dorothy, and Verla.

Alvin is survived by his wife, Betty, of the family home; his children, Patricia Rees and husband Rick of Willow Springs, Missouri, Cindy Girdley and husband Joe of West Plains, Misouri, Scott Bittick of Pomona, and Gary Bittick and wife Chelsea of Pomona; like a son, Don Eddie Wheat; his sister, Versal Rogers and husband Charles, son Eddie and daughter Shari Brame of Mountain Grove, Missouri; seven grandchildren, Sgt. Andy Bittick and wife Amber, Jenny Green and husband Dustin, Charlie Bittick, Richard Girdley, Harleigh Bittick, Zoe Shrubb, and Cooper Bittick; and two great-grandchildren, Carlie Green and Kailee Green; and several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, January 9, 2013, at Oak Grove Baptist Church, Howell County, Missouri, at 11:00 a.m. under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc., West Plains. Burial was at Ararat Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Riverways Hospice and can be left at the funeral home.

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