He was born on June 29, 1935 in Haralson County Ga. to John Clifford Hitt and Narah Anna Hitt.
Mr. Hitt attended Felton School and graduated from Rockmart High School in 1953. He attended Rome off-campus center of the University of Georgia and received a BBA degree in management from Georgia State College of Business Administration (now Georgia State University).
In 1958, he worked his way through high school and college, being employed as an apprentice printer for a two-year period and then as a linotype operator.
Mr. Hitt was employed for 20 years by The Rockmart Journal and established The Cedartown Messenger, which he operated approximately one year. He then was employed by the Commercial Printing Company and The Rome News-Tribune, taught graphic arts in the Vocational Deptartment of Rockmart High School, was business and personnel manager of the Coosa Valley Mental Health Center, and retired from the Cedartown Housing Authority in 1998, following two periods of service as executive director.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Hitt was preceded in death by his wife, Hammill Hitt, to whom he was married in 1959 and by his brother, John Edward Hitt.
He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Roger and Lindsey Hitt of Cartersville and a grandson.
A memorial service was conducted on Saturday, Dec. 29 at 2 p.m. in the Sanctuary of the First Baptist Church of Cedartown with Rev. Wayne
Benefield officiating. A private family service for the interment followed the memorial service in the Greenwood Cemetery.
The family has requested that in lieu of flowers donations be made to The First Baptist Church Memorial Fund, 101 North College St., Cedartown, GA 30125.
The Olin L. Gammage and Sons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.