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.
Published in Tampa Bay Times on Jan. 15, 2016.