David L. “Red” Hitchcock Jr.
David L. “Red” Hitchcock Jr., 83, of Winder died Tuesday, January 20, 2009 after a battle with cancer. He was the son of the late David L. and Maude Hays Hitchcock.
He served in the United States Marine Corp during World War II before entering his career as an educator. He attended the University of Georgia, earning his Specialist Degree in Education Administration. During his career he worked as a teacher and coach in Walton County, teacher, coach and principal in the Jackson County School System, Principal and Personnel Director in Gwinnett County, then Superintendent of the Barrow County School System until his retirement in 1980. Over his 33 years of service he was honored with many awards and accomplishments that included Georgia Athletic Association Coach of the Year 1960-62, Chairman of Northeast Georgia CESA 1979-80, Barrow County Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year and President of Barrow County Retired Teachers 1984. He was a member of Winder First United Methodist Church.
Mr. Hitchcock is survived by his wife of 61 years, Gloria Gibbs Hitchcock of Winder, a daughter and son-in-law, Suzanne and Bill Wilson of Winder; grandchildren, Jennifer and Drew Moss of Macon, Drew Hackney of Conyers, Jim Kelley of Winder and a great granddaughter, Mary Leonard Moss of Macon; sisters, Mary Lou Ehney of Powder Springs and Ann Pace of Rutledge, and a sister and brother-in-law, Chris and Walter Bell of Riverdale. A daughter, Sara F. Hitchcock, preceded him in death.
Funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Friday, January 23 at Winder First Methodist Church with the Rev. Terry Tippens officiating. A private interment was held at 3 p.m. Friday at Bostwick Family Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Winder First Methodist Church Building Fund, 280 N. Broad Street, Winder, GA 30680.
Published in the January 29, 2009 edition.