Joshua -- of Joshua, 72, went to be with Jesus Monday, Feb. 6, 2012. Funeral services were 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012, in Breckenridge at the Bethany Baptist Church with an interment service following at Post Oak Cemetery. Visitation was 6-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, 2012, at Morehart Mortuary in Breckenridge.
Memorial contributions may be made to Meals On Wheels or The Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders and may be left at Morehart Mortuary.
William Overton Chittum, was born on Sept. 7, 1939, in Abilene, to parents, John Fredrick Chittum and Pauline Grace Chittum. He grew up in and around the Abilene area, where he attended Abilene Wylie school. In 1957, Bill joined the National Guard and, later, the United States Army. Following his honorable discharge from the military, Bill returned to Texas and married Brenda Faye McCullough on March 16, 1968, in Breckenridge.
After several years in Breckenridge, Bill moved his family to Joshua, where he retired as the owner/operator of B&B Trucking Company in 2007.
Bill loved talking about and driving his truck. He also loved spending time with all of his family, fishing, boating and dancing with the love of his life, Brenda. Over the last few years, one of his biggest joys, besides watching his grandkids grow, was going to feed his horse, Bingo, and having coffee with his son, daughter-in-law and grandson. Bill trusted in God and was a truly blessed man with lots of family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, John Fredrick Chittum; father-in-law, Arnold McCullough; son-in-law, Joseph Manalisay; two brothers-in-law, Ronnie McCullough, Sr. and John Underwood; sister-in-law, Sharon McCullough and other beloved relatives.
Survivors include his wife, Brenda Chittum of Joshua; mother, Pauline Chittum of Clyde; mother-in-law, Faye McCullough of Breckenridge; five children, Leatta Landmesser and husband, Billy, of Azle, Kimberly Chittum of Seminole, Angela Manalisay of Hurst, Tye Chittum and wife, Shannon, of Burleson and Mary Ann Emory of Cleburne; nine grandchildren, Kyle Davidson, Ashley Davidson, Zachary Spencer, Sharity Spencer, Parker Chittum, Ariel Emory, Kristan Emory, Annalisa Manalisay and Nathaniel Chittum; two great-grandchildren, Talon Davidson and Taegan Smith; four brothers, John T. Chittum and wife, Wanda, of Clyde, Bob Chittum and wife, Janey, of Clyde, Fred Chittum of San Antonio and Dennis Chittum, Sr. of Burleson; three sisters, Stella Underwood of Midland, Gracie Jackson and husband, James, of San Angelo, and Sandy Perrault of Ada; five brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Robbie and Brenda McCullough, Teddy and Patsy McCullough, Eddie and Nancy McCullough, David and Julie McCullough, Terry and Nyoka McCullough and a host of nephews, nieces, friends and relatives.
Morehart Mortuary of Breckenridge handled the arrangements. 1.800.372.5421