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Cleveland Frank “C. F.” Vititow

Cleveland Frank “C.F.” Vititow, 84, of Emory went to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 in Sulphur Springs. Funeral services celebrating C.F.’s life will be held at 1100 A.M. on Friday, March 24, 2017 at Emory Baptist Church with Bro. Joe Perkins and Bro. Richard Piles officiating. Interment will immediately follow at Dougherty Cemetery in Emory. Visitation will be held one hour prior to service.

Serving as Pallbearers: Justin Christian, Korey Young, Josh Knight, Shelby Bruhn, Will Miller, Lupe Diosdado, Paul Ray “Budge” Vititow and Chuck Vititow. Honorary Pallbearers: Bodie Watkins, Joe Rorie, Harold Thompson, Clyde Dennis, and The King’s Men Sunday School Class.

C.F. was born June 24,1932 in Sulphur Springs to the late Virgil Vititow and Ruby Lee Glenn Vititow. He married Georgia Potts Vititow on April 8,1977, she preceded him in death on February 1, 2011. Raised and educated in Sulphur Springs, he worked for Bevis Feed Store for several years. Following in his father’s footsteps, he began a local trucking firm as an independent owner operator. After a career as an insurance salesman with Bankers’ Life and Casualty, he began selling feed for Pilgrim Industries; while working for Pilgrim’s he also went into the dairy business. During all of his working years his true passion was working with cattle and horses.

C.F. enjoyed traveling, hunting and fishing. He was a member of the Emory Baptist Church and The King’s Men Sunday School Class.

He is loved and will be missed by his children Charlotte Haygood (Raymond) of Sulphur Springs, Lisa Bruhn ( Dwight) of Lebanon, Missouri, Robert Vititow (Stacy) of Emory, Brenda Styron of Emory, Glenda Hinsley (John) of Tyler and Randy Knight of Emory; Grandchildren: Shannon Miller( Will), Shelby Bruhn (Katie), Brigette Colburn (Christina), Drew Vititow, Johnathan Vititow, Joey Coats (Annette), Jesse McElroy, Josh Knight (Robin), Danielle Young (Korey), Julie Kromer (Max), Jill Weddle, Jennifer Taylor (Mark), Kelsey Hardaway (Zach) 20 Great-Grandchildren, brothers Jerry Vititow (Jean) of Sulphur Springs, Larry Vititow (Wanda) of Sulphur Springs; brother-in-law Henry Potts (Maxanne) of Emory and sister-in-law Loretta Godwin (A.B.) of Emory.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Paul Ray Vititow, Charles Vititow, daughter Karen Vititow, grandsons Russ Haygood, Brannon Haygood, Heath Haygood, great granddaughters, Aubrey Diosdado and Olivia Hardaway.

Family requests memorial donations be made to “The Kings Men Sunday School Class”


Author: Staff Reporter

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