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Tuesday August 4th, 2020
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Wednesday August 5th, 2020

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Jim Hitchner

Howard James “Jim” Hitchner, Jr.




Howard James “Jim” Hitchner, Jr., age 67, of 29 Madden Heights Extension, and husband of Bernadette Antao Hitchner, passed away on Sunday, August 2, 2020, at his home.


Born in Salem County, NJ, he was a son of the late Howard James Hitchner, Sr. and Thelma Muhs Hitchner. Mr. Hitchner was a Marine Vietnam Veteran. He was a member of Gospel Tabernacle and retired as a truck driver from Walmart.


In addition to his wife, he is survived by: his children, Jamie Hitchner, Jimmy Hitchner, Chris Hitchner, and Joey Hitchner, all of Laurens; brother, Tommy Hitchner (Patty) of Laurens; sisters, Donna Hitchner, Gail Hitchner and Patricia Dathe (Scott) all of Florida; and ten grandchildren.


In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a sister, Sheryl Ross.


Funeral services will be held at Noon on Wednesday, August 5, 2020, at The Kennedy Mortuary Chapel conducted by Rev. AJ Bible with burial to follow at Westview Memorial Park with Military Honors.


The family will receive friends at The Kennedy Mortuary on Tuesday from 6:00-8:00pm.


Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.thekennedymortuary.com.

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We met Jim at a auto parts shop auction about 16 yrs ago here in Laurens SC. Rich & Jim became friends from the start with their love of old cars, racing & "shop talk" Both use to live in the NE and had attended many of the same racing tracks earlier in their lives.. Several trips out of state to various car events brought them even closer over the years. Our best laughs happened in Columbus OH at a Nationals Meet. Great memories to say the least !! Jim went through many medical set-backs but was always a fighter. He was a good guy & was a good listener and friend to both of us. We could not even write anything after he passed~~did not seem possible that he could be gone. We know he is in Heaven due to his faith in the promise of Eternal Life for all those that put their trust in the payment Christ made for us on the cross. We Miss You Jersey Jim !! Will see you soon in our Forever Home with God.

Rich Cindy Kuhnel Oct 24 2020 12:00 AM

I remember Jimmy and Bernie when they first arrived in a Laurens. Jimmy always had a big smile and a warm welcome. God bless his memory and comfort his family.

Gail Cormier Aug 13 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Jim Hitchner

peanutemsmedic191@yahoo.com Aug 11 2020 12:00 AM

Jamie I am so sorry for the loss your family is experiencing. I pray that you each find peace and comfort in the days, weeks, months & years to come.

Lori Cauble Aug 6 2020 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear of Jim's passing. Jim was always a lot of fun. God bless you all. Brian and I will be praying . for peace and comfort.

Shelly TIppins Aug 4 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Jim Hitchner

Pamela Owens Aug 4 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Jim Hitchner

Sally Byers Aug 4 2020 12:00 AM

Bernadette Im so sorry to hear of Jimmys passing. I remember when you two first started dating. A long time ago. I did get to see and talk to him at our 45th reunion... he hadnt changed a bit! Im on Facebook should you ever want to talk.

Valerie Porch Smith Aug 4 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Jim Hitchner

Debi Aug 4 2020 12:00 AM

Jimmy was a great guy with a wonderful personality, one of my fondest memories of jimmy is when we played tennis together. He will be greatly missed. RIP my dear cousin.

Carol Sanderlin Aug 4 2020 12:00 AM

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