Charles Clayton PITCOCK Jr.
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PITCOCK, Charles Clayton Jr.

57, went to be with the Lord Monday, Jan. 11, 2016. He was born Feb. 20, 1958, in Homestead, FL, the son of Charles C. Pitcock and Katherine (Lambert) Pitcock. Both preceded him in death. He was married Sept. 16, 1983, to Joni Taddie of Springfield, PA. He graduated from Gulf High (1976) and Tulane University (1980). Mr. Pitcock was a football captain for Tulane as a guard before he joined the National Football League in 1981, with the Los Angeles Rams and Philadelphia Eagles. Chuck played in the Canadian Football League in 1982. Started for L.A. Express and Tampa Bay Bandits of the USFL (1983-1985) appeared in the ESPN film "Small Potatoes: Who Killed The USFL?" He joined the New Orleans Saints in 1985 and in 1987, he went to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Mr. Pitcock was nicknamed "Pit Bull" or "Wild Man" because of his passionate, punishing style at 6-foot-4 and 260 pounds. Friends say his greatest feature was his heart. Following football, he had a successful career as a general sales manager in the auto industry. Mr. Pitcock was an avid fisherman. He is survived by wife, Joni; son, Charles F. (Monet); sister, Lorraine (David) Mitchell; niece, Katie (Michael) Gregory; grandniece, Caroline; sister, Kara (Rich) LeComte; niece, Kenna LeComte; brother, Kyle (Eileen) Pitcock; and nephew, Mack. Visitation is 3-5 pm, Saturday, Jan. 16, at the First Assembly of God, 6310 Trouble Creek Road. A memorial service follows. The Rev. Ed Hartman will officiate. All arrangements will be handled by Dobies Funeral Home, 8825 Old C.R. 54, New Port Richey, (727) 937-7555. Chuck, you will always live in our hearts.

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Published in Tampa Bay Times on Jan. 15, 2016.
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January 9, 2020
Bigger than life. I will never forget my Sister Karen and Dan Valentines Wedding Reception. Chuckie was the best man and in a full tuxedo, dancing, jumped in the air and came down in a perfect split. His britches didnt even rip.
Last year his son stopped at our Stilt camp, introduced himself and gave me a true Chuck Pitcock bear hug. I know he is keeping our Lord in stitches everyday. God bless his family and give them peace in their hearts knowing he will be in the l8 e to greet them at that BIG reunion. God is good. Cheryl Burney Swartsel
Cheryl Swartsel
January 21, 2016
Big guy with a bigger heart. Our high school days were to remember. You were a blast in high school. May you rest in peace. God be with your family
Debbie Runion
January 20, 2016
Only knew him briefly in High school.
He had a great heart and always a smile..So sorry for his family,may they find peace knowing he is in God's care.
Ronnie Boyd
January 20, 2016
Chuck always made you feel number 1. He always had the willingness to sacrifice for the betterment of others. The most charismatic man I knew.
David Tos
January 18, 2016
i was blessed to have the extreme honor of being your friend for 37 years and i cannot imagine a world without you in it.quite frankly its now boring as you filled up a were also my rock.god bless joni charlie and lorraine.
paul catanese
January 17, 2016
Such a loss to everyone that met you and loved you. May we all be comforted by the fond memories of the joy you brought to this world.
Pat Reagan
January 17, 2016
Godspeed Chuck! My thoughts and prayers are with your family. I will always remember your laughter and smile.
Lizz Boyce-Jamieson
January 17, 2016
Rest in peace my friend
January 17, 2016
I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Chuck. We were on the wrestling team and football team at Gulf. When the schools split, I ended up having to compete with him and we would have some hilarious interactions on the field. We may have been rivals but a guy like Chuck is hard to stay angry at. He brought so much fun to sports and was a guy who never took himself to seriously. The last time I saw Chuck he was playing for the Bandits and we shouted back and forth for a minute from the sideline to him on the field. I hated to have to tackle Chuck when we played Gulf the last football game I ever played. But each time he's catch a pass he'd say " good tackle Mike" and I'd say "nice catch Chuck." My sincere condolences to the Pitcock family.
michael waugh
January 17, 2016
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Dot Prudente
January 17, 2016
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. Dot P.
January 17, 2016
My deepest sympathy for Joni and family.God Bless you all. Dot P. from your Wed. class.
January 17, 2016
Don Koon
January 16, 2016
I he w have not seen Chuck since HS football, He is a great person and I am sure I can say for the GH Bucs, you are missed already. RIP my friend,
John Weidner
January 16, 2016
Chuck you were a great guy. You will be surely missed. I haven't seen you since H.S. You were the best. Rest in peace.
Danny Brosnan
January 16, 2016
Chuck I know you'll be a starter in Heaven. Save a spot on the O Line for me. Love you and will miss you. You always made working with you fun and interesting. Jimmy May.
Jim May
January 16, 2016
Worked with Charlie in car business and he had not only a great attitude but a big heart. Most of all I will remember him for his laughter. My heart goes out to his family he was a great person.
Barbara Roberts
January 16, 2016
My heart just breaks for you all. I wish I could have attended the service. I was there in my spirit.
Maureen Farrell
January 16, 2016
Sorry for your loss. May he rest in peace.
DeOnna Clyatt Padilla
January 16, 2016
Charlie thank you for being such a good friend and co-worker. I will miss seeing your smiling face. You were one of a kind! You are at peace with the Lord. God Bless you and your family. You will be truly missed.
toni daru
January 16, 2016
John & Kathy Walden
January 16, 2016
Prayers for the famly.Chuck,you will be miss.Rip
January 16, 2016
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.
Cheryl Kanarvogel
January 16, 2016
Charles,(Charlie), will remain in my heart forever. He had an infectious smile and sense of humor, like no other. I will miss him all of my days left here on Earth. He made me laugh so much. RIP Charles. Jim Fernandez
January 16, 2016
Chuckie was a larger than life character when I reflect on times with my family. The Burney and Valentine families will forever keep his memory alive as we remember stories and fun times we shared with this "gentle giant", we considered him one of our own. I know he is no longer in pain, walking the streets of gold with our Lord Jesus. Prayers for all of his family during this time of loss. Peace!
Cheryl Burney-Swartsel
January 16, 2016
Still can't believe you're gone Chuck, but I know you're catching the big ones now!!!
January 15, 2016
Chris, Aunt Genie, Geneva & Eula are going to miss you and know you have been reunited with your Dad & Mom. We love you much.
January 15, 2016
Chuck always had a smile in high school. My condolences to his family.
Mari (Johnson) Mack
January 15, 2016
No one brought more joy and light to any situation. You will be missed, dear friend. Bigger than life and filled with kindness. You were a rare combination of all things good. Our deepest condolence to your family. Tom and Barbara Altman
January 15, 2016
Joni,Charlie, Lorraine & family;
Chuck has made this world a better place with his brave soul marching first in line and the rest of us following behind. He loved his family and life in a special way. Today,
I pray that God hugs him tighter than I ever could. I remain his number one fan, and can't wait to see him in the end zone again. God Bless You.
Melanie Sizemore
January 15, 2016
I went to Gulf High and met Chuck through his sister. He was so much fun to be around, Chuck had spirit..The years have passed us by and haven't been in touch with him since high school, but I won't forget that smile that could light up a dark room, or that wit he had...Chuck is one of those you just won't forget...Rest In Peace Dear One!!! My thoughts and prayers to the family..God Bless
Ninette Hejka
January 15, 2016
Haven't seen Chuck since High School. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time. R.I.P. Chuck.

Mindy (Polinowsky)Blanco
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