Pitzer, James William

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James William “Bill” Pitzer, age 79, passed away on Saturday, July 9, 2022, at his home in Salisbury, NC. Born December 3, 1942, in Lindside, WV, he was the son of the late Herbert H. and Ethel B. Handy Pitzer. Bill was a U.S. Air Force Veteran who had served during the Vietnam War and Cuban Missile Crisis. Later, he worked construction and retired as construction superintendent. He was a beloved father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, and friend.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death in 2016 by his beloved wife of 52 years, Patty Mann Pitzer. Survivors include one son, Jeffrey Pitzer of Mount Holly, NC; one daughter, Mindy Pendergrass and husband Thom of Peterstown, WV; grandchildren, Haley Pitzer and Seth Jennelle, both of Salisbury, NC, Michael and Megan Pendergrass, both of Peterstown, WV; and Chris Ruiz of Salisbury, NC; great grandchildren, who were widely accepted as Bill’s favorite people, Nora and Christian Ruiz; five brothers, Tom Pitzer and wife Gail of Pearisburg, VA, Gene Pitzer and wife Mary Lou of Fredericksburg, VA, Jerry Pitzer and wife Sandra of Peterstown, WV, Johnny Pitzer and wife Darla of Princeton, WV, and Dennis Pitzer of Peterstown, WV; special niece, Jennifer Sizemore; special nephew, Stephen Pitzer; and several nieces, nephews, and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00PM on Saturday, July 16, 2022, at the Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home Chapel in Peterstown, WV, with Darrell Mann officiating. Burial will follow at the Peterstown Cemetery in Rich Creek, VA. Visitation will be from 1:00PM until time of services on Saturday at the funeral home. The family requests that those attending the services honor Bill by dressing in casual clothing, as that is the way he would want to see you.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Bill’s name to your local food bank, which was a cause that he cared deeply for. Online guestbook can be signed or condolences may be sent to the family at www.broyles-shrewsbury.com. Arrangements by Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home, Peterstown, WV.