February 20, 2021, 84, Goldsboro –
Eugene Hitch, age 84, died quietly at his home Saturday, doing what he loved. He was born in Fort Atkinson Wisconsin to the late Edward Hitch and Elizabeth Gietner. He was also preceded in death by his wife Sharon Hitch. Mr. Hitch served faithfully in the US Army National Guard reaching a rank of Sgt. 1st Class. He settled in North Carolina in 1967 and made his home here. He went to work for, and retired from Heavy Duty in Goldsboro. He loved spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. They would golf, hunt and fish as often as they could. He was always working in the yard, around the house, or fixing something. Any chance he had, he loved taking his dog, Brutis, for drives.
A service to celebrate his life will be held Thursday at 2:00 pm at the Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Jim Willoughby will preside. He will be laid to rest at Wayne Memorial Park following the service. The family has requested that masks be worn, and that social distancing be followed.
Mr. Hitch is survived by his sons, Brian Hitch of Goldsboro and Todd Hitch of Wisconsin, his daughter, Lisa Poandl and husband Jim of Goldsboro; four grandchildren, James Poandl and wife Amber, Robert Poandl, Christopher Hitch and Brianna Hitch; along with three great grandchildren, Tyler, Ayden and Madyson Poandl.
Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home is serving the Hitch family and online condolences may be directed to www.shumate-faulk.com.