John E. Pitcher, 82, of Connersville passed away Tuesday, August 17, 2021 at Ambassador Healthcare, Centerville where he had been a patient for the past nine months.

One of six children of Forrest and Dorothy Hall Pitcher, John was born in Connersville on June 24, 1939 and attended Harrisburg High School.

On February 15, 1958, John married the former Emma Mae Cornner in Park Place Church of God, Connersville. Mrs. Pitcher survives.

John was employed as a supervisor at Paul Casket Company in Cambridge City from where he retired after 21 years of service.

A family man, John was a long-time peewee basketball coach for several leagues. He also enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and bowling.

Besides his wife of 63 years, Emma Pitcher, survivors include three children, Theresa (Kenny) Fischer of Connersville, Becky (Scott) Hood of Connersville, John Jr. (Diane) Pitcher of Florence, Oregon; eight grandchildren, Bobby McNeely, Thomas McNeely (fiancée, Chandra), Eric McNeely, Kyle (Megan) Fischer, Anthony (Alisha) Hood, Amber Hood, Michael (Courtney) Pitcher, and Aaron Pitcher; great-grandchildren, T.J. McNeely, Jensen McNeely, Bryson McNeely, Austin McNeely, Preston McNeely, Carter Sherwood-Dickens, Carmen Hood, Carson Hood, Chandler Baker, Jordan Pitcher, Presley Pitcher, Cannon Pitcher; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

John was preceded in death by his parents; five siblings, Donald Pitcher, Juanita Judd, Forrest Dale Pitcher, and infant twin sisters.

Family and friends may call from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, August 23, 2021 at Miller, Moster, Robbins Funeral Home. Stan Howard will officiate. Burial will follow in Dale Cemetery.

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