Robert Wheaton Hitchings
Robert Wheaton Hitchings
  • November 5, 1933 - May 31, 2017
  • Tampa, Florida

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Hitchings, Robert “Bob” W., 83, of Tampa passed away on May 31, 2017. Bob is survived by his brother, Edward Hitchings; four children, Gary A. Hitchings, Robert “Bobby” W. Hitchings, Helen K. Finlason and Dale Lee Hitchings; two grandsons, Bryan E. Finlason and Michael Hitchings. He is also survived by his “honey and companion” of 15 years, Quanta, as well as extended family. Bob served proudly in the United States Air Force for 20 years and was a veteran of the Korean and Vietnam wars before retiring in 1971. He retired from the air conditioning and refrigeration field in 1998 after 27 years. Bob had quiet demeanor which endeared him to many people and he developed long and cherished friendships over the years. He will truly be missed. A celebration of life will be scheduled at a later date at the American Legion Post 139, 3818 W. Bay Vista Avenue, Tampa, 33611. Online condolences may be expressed at