Robert "Diz" Titcher
Robert "Diz" Titcher, 83, of Tallahassee FL passed away at home on August 3, 2014
Diz was born in Charleston WV and attended Charleston High School. He was very active in his graduating class, nicknamed "The 49ers". He wrote newsletters and worked on the reunion committee. He had many lifelong friends from his high school days. He received a basketball scholarship and attended Morris Harvey College in his hometown.After college he was drafted into the United States Army and served in the 45th Army Medical Battalion at Fort Knox Kentucky. He played on a basketball team that won the post championship and went on to represent Fort Knox in the second Army Basketball tournament in Maryland, coming in second among 64 teams.Diz thought it was the best team with which he had ever played.
Diz worked for HECK'S, a chain retail store, for many years. He then worked for Paygro, an agricultural supply company in Florida. He later began a career with the Florida Department of Corrections as a drug and alcohol counselor and was awarded Counselor of the Year in 1994.
For 33 years Diz belonged to a worldwide fellowship of men and women whose lives are to be of service to God and fellow man. There is no way to know how many people Diz has helped over the years or the lives that were changed by attending one of his Big Book studies, listening to one of his talks about the history of AA or to his story at a meeting.He also spoke at 57 AA conferences during his time in the program. Diz believed in a spiritual program of action. He was an example of unconditional love and he believed in passing on to others everything that he had learned.
He was a 50 year member of the Masons of West Virginia, Salina Lodge, Malden WV, as was his father Augustus Titcher.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Augustus and Pearl Titcher, sister Doris Bradley and brother Louis Titcher, all of Charleston, WV.
Diz is survived by his wife of 28 years, Nancy Seale Haines Titcher of Tallahassee; daughter Kimberly Good of Charleston, WV; son James "Andy" Titcher and wife Vicki of North Augusta, SC; son Robert "Dana" Titcher and wife Jodi of Blackshear, GA; favorite niece Linda Titcher Saulton of Cross Lanes, WV; and former daughter-in-law Deborah Titcher of Charleston, WV; Christine Haines Mitchell and husband Dave of Crawfordville, FL; Elizabeth Haines of Tallahassee, FL: Renee Llewellyn of Tallahassee Fl: Rick Haines and wife Denise of Gainesville, FL; Ted Haines of Orlando, FL; Grandchildren: Crystal Good, Kara Good, Lindsey Good, Ashley Titcher, Drew Titcher, Sarah Titcher, Holly Titcher, Jake Mitchell and 6 great-grandchildren.Memorial service will be held Saturday, August 9th at 10 o'clock, at the Killearn United Methodist Church. Beggs Funeral Homes, 3322 Apalachee Parkway, Tallahassee, FL 32311, (850) 942-2929 will be taking care of all the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee FL 32308.
Beggs Funeral Home Apalachee
3322 Apalachee Parkway Tallahassee, FL 32311
Published in Tallahassee Democrat on Aug. 5, 2014