Omer Lee "Shorty" Bitner

March 5, 1937 ~ July 3, 2021 (age 84)


Omer (shorty) Bitner 84, of Hedgesville, WV, passed away Saturday July 3, 2021, peacefully in his home. Born March 5,1937, he was the son of the late Riley and Loretta (Warrenfeltz) Bitner. He is survived by two daughters Debra Gates of Leitersburg, MD, and Denise Dion and husband Bruce of Savannah, GA, two sons, Wayne Bitner and wife Rhonda of Hedgesville, WV, and Michael Bitner and wife Stephenie of Hedgesville, WV, one granddaughter whom he helped raise, Amy Parker of Manteno, IL, and one great grandson whom he helped raise Riley Bitner of Hedgesville, WV, two sisters Margaret Miles of Hagerstown, MD, and Evelyn Keebaugh of Chambersburg, PA. He was the loving grandfather of 15 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren, and three great- great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 65 years, E. Jean Bitner, beloved Granddaughter, Amanda Dion, three sisters, Ruth Smith, Mary Domer, and Blanche Ebersole and eight brothers, Joe Bitner, Howard Bitner, Walter Bitner, Riley Bitner, Orville Bitner, Ray Bitner, and Earl Bitner. Graveside services will be held Thursday, July 8, 2021, at 1:00pm in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park in Hagerstown, MD. Arrangements were made by J.L. Davis Funeral Home, Smithsburg, MD, and online condolences may be offered at

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Graveside Service
July 8, 2021

1:00 PM
Cedar Lawn Memorial Park
17636 W. Washington St.
Hagerstown, MD 21740

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