Emmett Kelly Bittick
Emmett Kelly Bittick
  • April 2, 1929 - November 14, 2017
  • Tampa, Florida

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Colonel (Ret.) Emmett Kelly Bittick went to be with his beloved wife, Barbara, on November 14, 2017. Born in Ft. Myers, Florida, Emmett attended Ft. Myers High School where he met the love of his life, Barbara Jean Daniels. He is survived by his two children, Emmett Kelly Bittick, Jr. and Barri Lynne Bittick Looke, their spouses, Tricia McClendon and Thomas Looke and five grandchildren, Holland Michael Bittick, Kennon Douglas Bittick, Daniel James Looke, Jonathan Thomas Looke, and Kelly Alexandra Looke.

Col. Bittick is also survived by three beautiful great grandchildren, Piper Alexandra Looke, Penelope Louise Looke and James Emmett Looke. Col. Bittick served 21 years in the United States Army, retiring in 1974 and pursuing a career in real estate. He was a devoted, loving husband and father and will be missed greatly. Emmett held a deep faith in God and he is now reunited with Barbara and experiencing God's all-encompassing love and grace.