In Memory Of


Roanoke, Virginia

Guest Book

Mary Lou Adkins Hagen

May 23, 2013 | Salem, VA

I knew "Mr. Hitchings" as one of my professors at Radford College. He was so talented and yet equally humble. I graduated in December, 1971, in Music and later returned (1980-ish)for graduate school. After all those years, during which I had married and had three children, he passed me in the hallway in Powell Hall and nonchalantly said, "Hi, Mary Lou!" and kept walking, as if no time had passed since we last met. I have run into him several times over the past few...

May 23, 2013

John was very knowledgeable about music and other subjects. I enjoyed our chamber music sessions, performances.and lively discussions.
Condolences to his family.I'll miss him.
Roger Gray
Virginia Beach,VA

May 22, 2013

Requiescas in pace. Alice Rubinstein

David Klemperer

May 22, 2013 | Christiansburg, VA

My condolences to John's family and friends. Over the years I've enjoyed playing chamber music with John and appreciated his deep knowledge about classical music. I will miss him.

Robert Trent

May 22, 2013 | Radford, VA

May God's Peace be with you now and forever.

Robert Trent

May 22, 2013 | Radford, VA

To all surviving family and friends of John, Pamela and I wish to pass on to our sympathies and condolences. John and all of you are in our minds, hearts and prayers.

Sincerely, Robert and Pamela Trent

Fran Pearson

May 22, 2013 | Suffolk, VA

John was a wonderful person and he enjoyed teaching and playing music. I knew him from Radford University and the Roanoke Symphony and enjoyed knowing him. Rest in peace - we will miss your music.


John's Obituary

John HITCHINGS passed away in Roanoke, Virginia. Funeral Home for Services for John are being provided by Simpson Funeral Home. Obit is featured in Roanoke Times.