Edwin T. Hitchcock, 70, of Lockhart, Texas, passed away on Aug. 25, 2014. He was born on Dec. 27, 1943 in Shelbyville, Ill., to Edwin Terry and Laverna Glee Hitchcock.
Ed served his country in both the U.S. Army and the U.S. Air Force. After leaving the USAF, he went to work for the LCRA in 1970 and retired in 1997. He was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Verna Glee and Edwin Terry Hitchcock; aunt and uncle, Iva and Emmett Blackburn; father and mother-in-law, A.B. and Mary Schaefer; sister-in-law, Agnes Schaefer Merka; and brother-in-law, Clyde Cannop.
He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Betty Schaefer Hitchcock; his sons and daughters-in-law, Edwin Terry Hitchcock V, John Thomas and Catie Hitchcock, Richard Wayne and Linnet Hitchcock, and Robert William and Ashley Hitchcock, along with numerous other “adopted” sons and daughters. Ed is also survived by his brothers and sisters-in-law, John Richard and Renee Hitchcock, Thomas and Joann Hitchcock, and Mary Schaefer Cannop. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Brooke and Max Hitchcock, Robert Hitchcock, Jr., Dakota Hitchcock, Richard Hitchcock, Jr., Jason Edwin James Hitchcock, and Emberleigh Hitchcock; expected grandson, Adam Hitchcock; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, at St. Paul United Church of Christ in Lockhart.
Arrangements under the care and guidance of McCurdy Funeral Home, 105 E. Pecan, Lockhart, Texas 78644 (512) 398-4791.