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Lloyd Eldon Hittle Sr.


1924 - 2012 Obituary Condolences
Lloyd Eldon Hittle Sr. Obituary
Lloyd Eldon Hittle, Sr. (1924-2012), resident of Lodi, crossed home plate into heaven on March 3, 2012. He was the loving husband to Bernice Hittle for 65 years, and beloved father of three children: Gerald (Mary), Joanne (Jimmie), and Lloyd Jr. (Gayle). Dearest Poppo to Marc, David (Caresse), Dusti (Zak), Sandi, Jeremy (Sandra), Rachel, and Amy (Steve). Great-Grandfather to Marcus, Akayla, Haylee, and Cody. Lloyd was born in Acampo and lived his life in the Lodi area. He served the U.S. Army in the Pacific during World War II. He played professional baseball 1946-1954 for the Stockton Ports, Oakland Oaks, Bremerton Bluejackets, Washington Senators, Chattanooga Lookouts, and the Hollywood Stars. He later played semi-pro ball with Lodi Guild Wine. He worked thirty years for Pacific Telephone while he and Bernice raised their family. Lloyd loved the outdoors, and family vacations usually were spent camping and fishing. After retirement, Lloyd and Bernice enjoyed years of RVing and fishing, spending long summers at Lake Almanor. In recent years he enjoyed signing autographs at the annual Stockton Ports Alumni Games. He will be dearly missed by his family, friends, and all who knew him, but most especially by his big dog "Brew". There will be a viewing Thursday, March 8, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Rocha's Mortuary, 215 South School Street, Lodi, CA. Online guest book available at www.Lodifs.com. Funeral Services will be held Friday, March 9, at 1:00 p.m. with a viewing at 12:00 noon at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 731 N. Ham Lane, Lodi CA.
Published in Lodi News-Sentinel from Mar. 7 to Mar. 14, 2012
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