Worthie Junior Pitsenbarger, 74, of Franklin, W.Va. passed away Monday, May 30, 2011 at University of Virginia Medical Center.
He was born Sept. 15, 1936 at Hightown, a son of the late Ernest Claude and Donna Wimer Pitsenbarger.
Mr. Pitsenbarger retired from General Motors after 37 ½ years of service. He was an avid outdoorsman, who loved to hunt and fish and his biggest joy was helping others. He was a member of Totten Chapel United Methodist Church and UAW Local #239 in Baltimore.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, William and Ronald Pitsenbarger (infants) and Byron Pitsenbarger.
He is survived by his wife, Rose Hunt Pitsenbarger, whom he married Oct. 12, 1990; a daughter, Peggy Pitsenbarger and friend David Meek of Tampa, Fla.; two sons, Dexter and wife Denise Pitsenbarger of Baltimore, Md. and Victor Pitsenbarger of Tampa, Fla.; four step-children, Tracy Pistorio of Jacksonville, Fla.; Pamela Chandler, Charlene Pistorio and Charles Pistorio, all of Baltimore, Md.; seven grandchildren, Lilly Pistorio, who had made her home with Worthie and he loved as a daughter, Spencer Pitsenbarger of Tampa, Fla., Shiloh, Keby and Jimmy Tate, Walter and Molly Chandler, all of Maryland; two sisters, Bertha and husband Isaac “Bud” Dice of Franklin, and Myrtle Rader of Sugar Grove; and a brother, Arthur Wade and wife Marie Pitsenbarger of Franklin.
A funeral service was conducted 11 a.m., Saturday, June 4, 2011 at Obaugh Funeral Home in McDowell with the Rev. Dave Boger officiating.
Burial was in Totten Chapel Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were Philip and Jeffery Rader, Andy Moyers, Jimmy Warner, James Pitsenbarger and David Meadows. Honorary pallbearers were friends and neighbors attending the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donation may be made to Franklin Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 902, Franklin, W.Va. or Franklin Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 727, Franklin, W.Va. 26807.