Rochell Clark “RC” Pittenger
Rochell Clark “RC” Pittenger, age 84 of Shelby, died Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital.
He was born September 22, 1932 in Richland County the son of the late Clarence and Fern (Clark) Pittenger. RC was a 1950 graduate of Shelby High School and was an Army veteran stationed stateside during the Korean War. RC had his own construction business and was a handyman that could fix anything. He had a very outgoing personality and never met a stranger and would give anyone in need the shirt off his back. He was a devout Christian and was a member of the Shelby Church of The Nazarene.
RC is survived by his children: Todd (Lois) Pittenger of Florida; Neal (Laura) Pittenger of Oklahoma; Cami (Jeff) Bowman of Columbus; Joy Gwin of Shelby; 6 grandchildren: Brandon Ewing (Ashley Gullett), Brennan (Stacy) Bowman, Eric Bowman, Bradley Bowman, Evan Bowman and Mark Pittenger; 1 great granddaughter: Cambria; a niece Candy Johnson.
He was preceded in death by: his parents, his wife: Mary Lou (Fought) Pittenger, 2 sisters: Twyla Pittenger and Echo Koster, a son-in-law: Tim Gwin and brother-in-law: Gerald Koster.
Family and friends are welcome on Sunday, June 4, 2017 from 2-5 PM at the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby. Funeral services will be held on Monday at 10:30 AM at the funeral home conducted by his great niece Tiffany Johnson and Pastor Lanny R. Imboden assistant pastor at Taylortown Community Church. Burial will follow in Ganges Cemetery in Ganges with military honors conducted by the Richland County Joint Veterans Burial Detail.
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