Joseph Michael Bittrich, 67, of Jenkins, died November 19 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital.
A son of the late Alvin M. and Mary G. Gordon Bittrich, he was a brother of the late Marlyn Gouthra, Alvin Bittrich, and John Thomas Bittrich.
He was retired as a master chief after 20 years in the U.S. Navy, and was a Roman Catholic.
Surviving are his wife, Polly Wright Bittrich; a daughter, Natalie Bittrich, Florida; a son, Joey Bittrich, Florida; two stepdaughters, Ona Lee Cocanougher, Nicholasville, and Gwenna Pennell, Jenkins; grandchildren, Casey Laine Pennell, Dawn Marie Pennell, Jamie Cocanougher, and Nicole Cocanougher; greatgrandchildren, Gregory Reece Pennell, Delaney Joe Pennell, and Macey Layne Pennell; and a niece, Marie Hull, Massachusetts.
Funeral services were held November 22 in Pound, Va. Burial was in Memory Garden Cemetery at Payne Gap.