Clarence Junior Hitt
November 12, 1924 – October 2, 2019
Clarence Junior Hitt was born November 12,1924 in Combine, Tx. To Alice Ann and Clarence Munroe Hitt. He passed on to his heavenly home on October 2, 2019 with his daughter Regina L. Bonner and grandson Jason H. Bonner by his side.
His immediate family was Jessie C. Hitt (Hanes) deceased, daughter Regina L. Bonner (Hitt), Grandson Jason H. Bonner, granddaughter-in-law Lynnette A. Bonner, great granddaughter Alexis A. Bonner, and great grandson Jason H. Bonner II. His extended family included all Hanes, Altoms, and Hitts in the Seagoville, Kaufman, and Dallas area and their related families. He was blessed with many cousins and relatives whom he loved dearly. At the time of his passing, he was a resident of the Legends Oaks Rehab and Nursing facility at Waxahachie, Tx. He had many friends there who loved him and he loved them.
C. J./ Juhn had two sisters (Lena Mae) , and (Geneva) and one brother (Travis) while growing up on a farm in Combine, Tx. He had many fond memories of the farm and helping his parents and siblings with that farm. He had a dog named Bizzy that he loved and spoke of often. Later in life he and Jessie had cats they loved and cared for over the years especially (Trouble)!
C. J. Hitt served his country in the United States Coast Guard in WWII and for a short time after the war. His ship was the USS Callaway APA-35 a Bayfield Attack Transport ship. His LST 70 which he also served on was at the battle of Iwo Jima, the assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto. The LST 70 earned 5 Battle Stars during the war. The USS Callaway received 6 Battle Stars for service during WWII and a plaque is dedicated in memory of that service at the Nimitz museum courtyard in Fredericksburg, Tx. Jessie and he and Regina often went to the Callaway reunions that were held in various cities all over the U.S.
Post WWII he served at the Custom House in New Orleans, La. There he exited the U. S. Coast Guard to private life.
In private life, he worked for Snap Shots Incorporated for 25 years as the company’s Chief Financial Officer until the company was sold to Realist Incorporated. He later worked for Safeway Corporation in their accounting department on Garland Road until his retirement. After that, he worked for the Safeway Credit Union. After his service there, he helped other companies and individuals when and where he could. He volunteered at the White Rock Center of Hope and served at the Lakeside Baptist Church on their financial team which counted the offerings on Sunday mornings. He lived in Dallas, Texas, Seagoville, Texas, and Waxahachie, Texas during the final years of his life. He liked working in his yard, doing crossword puzzles, e-mailing family and former shipmates, and being with his immediate and extended family. He loved God and The United States of America deeply.
- Visitation Tuesday, October 8, 2019
- Funeral Service Tuesday, October 8, 2019
- Graveside Service Tuesday, October 8, 2019