Barry Lee Hitchcock
July 14, 1942 – December 3, 2020
Barry Lee Hitchcock was born July 14th 1942 at the family home in Williamston, MI to Lyman and Charlotte (Piper) Hitchcock. He passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 3rd, 2020 at the age of 78.
He married the love his life Sharon (Tillman) on January 4th in 1964, who preceded him in death on September 5th 2013. They leave behind their 3 children, Gregg (Loretta) Hitchcock, Kim (Tim) Stiffler and Kelli (Randy) Kukla, 8 grandchildren, Dusty (Nichole) Stiffler, Donny (Amanda) Stiffler, Jessica (Corey) Geiger, Eric (Lacey) Flynn, Garrett (Racheal) Hitchcock, Brent (Amanda) Flynn, Makayla(Jestin) Flynn and Hunter Kukla and 14 great grandchildren, Kingston, Madison and Brody Stiffler, Chase, Skylar, and Trevor Stiffler, Hudson Geiger, Lily, Jaelyn, Lexi and Wrangler Flynn, Carson and Landon Hitchcock and Caydon Flynn.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Scott and Glen (Steven) Hitchcock, brothers-in-laws, Wayne Hull, Bob Householder, Ed Dunckel and sister-in-law's, Birdie and Dorothy Hitchcock. He is survived by brothers Allen, Craig (Sharon), Mark (Mary) Hitchcock, sisters, Cherie Hull and Cindy Dunckel and numerous nephews and nieces.
Dad loved life, his family, and farming of all types. He drove truck and was a diesel mechanic for many years and then went on to milking cows at a local farm and finished out at American Concrete. When he was working you could find him in the hay fields until the sun went down. If he wasn’t in the hay fields, he was in the shop fixing something or creating a unique way to fix it. He also had a passion for farming and raising numerous types of animals which included cows, pigs, horses, chickens, turkeys, alpacas, goats, sheep, rabbits, and ducks. He even tried his hand at Maple Syrup in his “Sugar Shack”.
In his later years, he really enjoyed driving around on his golf cart and visiting his friends and family. Everyone has their “I saw Barry on the golf cart story”.
His biggest accomplishment was teaching all of us the values of respect, honesty, forgiveness and how to love and have no regrets with the way you live your life. Most importantly, the love he had for his wife was remarkable.
We cherish the memories and hold them close to our hearts!
A celebration of life with be held at a later date.
Barry Lee Hitchcock
January 12, 2021
What a beautiful tribute to your dad! I absolutely love the pictures. Uncle Barry was always such a happy man. I have many fond memories growing up next to all of you.
I had the honor of waiting on him when he would pull his golf cart right in the strawberry barn daily for berries and asparagus! LOL. He would hold out his hand filled with change and say take what you need.
So happy he and my dad enjoyed their last years together touring the town!
I look forward to the gathering to share stories and honoring many of our family members.
Love to you all and may we find peace in knowing eternal life.
Shelly & Family