James Otha Pitsenbarger, 77, of Staunton, passed away Friday, Dec. 2, 2011 at Kings Daughters Community Health and Rehabilitation Center.
He was born Jan. 7, 1934 in Pendleton County, W.Va., a son of the late Benjamin Cameron and Dorothy Louella Simmons Pitsenbarger.
Mr. Pitsenbarger was a member of Jollivue United Methodist Church. He was a truck driver and enjoyed doing yard work, gardening, cutting wood and going to auction sales.
Mr. Pitsenbarger was a good husband and father.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Glendola Smith Pitsenbarger; and two brothers, Homer and Dolen Pitsenbarger.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara G. Pitsenbarger, whom he married May 25, 1985; daughter and son-in-law, Nancy L. and Dennis Riley of Raphine; son and daughter-in-law, Michael D. and Marie Pitsenbarger of Staunton; grandson, D.J. Riley of Raphine; step-son, Harry L. Smith of Crimora; three step-grandchildren, Teresa, Harry Jr., and Jeremy Smith; sister, Imogene Hoover of Harrisonburg; brother, Virgil Pitsenbarger and wife, Retha of Franklin, W.Va.; and three half-sisters, Edna Bennett, Linda Holsinger and Dorothy Jean Persinger.
A funeral service was conducted at 11 a.m., Monday, Dec. 5, 2011 at Obaugh Funeral Home in McDowell with the Rev. Frank Hall and the Rev. Dave Boger of- ficiating.
Burial was in Totten Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were Jeff, Mark and Gary Pitsenbarger, Roger Ruddle, Greg Hammer and Jeff Rader.
At the family’s request, memorial contributions may be made to Totten Chapel United Methodist Church, c/ o Teresa Hannon, 388 Hessian Lane, Staunton, Va. 24401