Freddie James “Jim” Hitchcock went home to be with the Lord on Feb. 17, 2011. He was born June 16, 1938, in Dallas, Texas. He was born, raised and attended school in Oak Cliff. Jim married Joy Pritchett Coffman on Dec. 24, 1975 and they were married for 35 years. Jim lived in California for many years and faithfully served in the U.S. Navy from 1955-1964, achieving the rank of GmG E5. He was stationed throughout the U.S. and the world including Hawaii, Philippines and Japan. He owned and operated Hitchcock Fence Company. He also worked in the auto parts and restaurant equipment business for many years. Jim and Joy attended the single adult Sunday school class of Dallas as singles. After marriage, they joined the class staff making many lifelong friendships. He was a founding member of Harvest Hill Church faithfully participating in events and small groups of Bible study and fellowship. Jim enjoyed his retirement playing golf and sipping coffee with good friends. Jim was a loving husband, father and grandfather. His favorite past time was being a loving “Papa Jim” to his great-grandchildren.
Jim is survived by wife, Joy Lynn Hitchcock; son and daughter-in-law, Nelson and Karen Coffman; sister, Mary Ruth Evans; sister-in-laws, Claudette, Juanell and Sonia Hitchcock; and many nieces and nephews. His grandchildren include Johnny and Tori Pollock, Jake Pollock, Jody and Gabe Volf, Kasey and Robbie Walker, Justin and Krystal Coffman and Kirk and Melissa Coffman. His great-grandchildren include Jordan T., Will, Lanie, Brooklyn, London, Ryder, Jordan, Abigail, Reed, Lindsey and Addison. He was preceded in death by parents, James and Lola; daughter, Nellynn Pollock; brothers, Bob, Bill and Franklin; and sisters, Clara and Dorothy.
Jim fought a good fight against diabetes and other complications and will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
Services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 20, at Harvest Hill Church in Midlothian with visitation starting at 2:15 p.m. Burial will be in Sardis Cemetery.
Arrangements are by Midlothian Funeral Home, 200 East Ave. E, 972-723-9884.