AMerican Veteran 11

John Daniel Pershing Pitcher

January 24, 1931 ~ June 5, 2020 (age 89)


John Daniel Pershing Pitcher, 89, went to be with the Lord on Friday, June 5th, 2020.

A celebration of John's life will be planned for a future date.

John was born in French Camp, California and grew up in California's San Fernando Valley. He was named after his godfather, General John "Black Jack" Pershing. He joined the Air Force at the age of 16 and was stationed in Great Falls, Montana where he met and married his wife, Shirley at the age of 18. After his honorable discharge, John was a self-employed entrepreneur in the advertising and record business. Later, he designed and installed interior wall coverings throughout the Los Angeles, California area. John was a woodworker and tailor who enjoyed making furniture, as well as clothing for his family. John loved music and could play any musical instrument beautifully. He wrote many original songs, often about a life event he was experiencing. John loved karaoke and enjoyed singing and playing the guitar with his family and friends. He was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Fort Worth, Texas along with his wife, Shirley. John was also a lifetime member of the VFW.

John was preceded in death by his parents, Daniel and Elizabeth Pitcher; sisters, Patricia Lombardo and JoAnne Dion; son, Rick Pitcher; and son in law, Mark Scott.

John is survived by his wife, Shirley Pitcher; sons, John Pitcher and wife, Barbara Pitcher, Jerome Pitcher, and Brian Pitcher; daughters, Loretta Scott and Brenda Pitcher; daughter in law, Donna Pitcher; and brother, Ronald Pitcher. John had 19 grandchildren; 38 great grandchildren; and 5 great-great grandchildren.


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