James E. Hitchcock
September 21, 1938  -  July 5, 2018

James E. Hitchcock


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After a long and hard battle, James Edward Hitchcock, of Seguin, passed away peacefully, with his family by his side on Thursday, July 5, 2018 at the age of 79. He was born in Kenova, West Virginia on September 21, 1938 to Daisy (Blanton) and Roy M. Hitchcock.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years: Harriett, daughter: Paula (Jimmy) Abbott, son: James Mitchell Hitchcock (Nicole) and granddaughter: Lela and grandson to be: Landon Jameson (who will be called, "LJ" Little Jim), grandson: Joshua (Kimberly) Abbott and two great grandsons: Hayden and Luke, daughters: Jayme Denyer and Denise Barber.

Jim came to Seguin looking for a place to open a transmission business. He found a place on Kingsbury Street. He started small with 3 bays and then expanded to 9. He was in business for over 40 years at Tri-State Transmission and even when he retired, people called him, "The Transmission Expert." He was honest and told people exactly what was wrong. He also owned the carwash on Kingsbury Street. He maintained it and ran it for over 13 years. He was a successful business man. He loved the outdoors, hunting and fishing. He spent a lot of time with friends and family at the coast. In the last few years, his health prevented him from doing all of these things he loved so much. He focused his attention on doing what he could and supervised the rest of us so we wouldn't make mistakes. He loved NASCAR racing, visiting with old friends, and reminiscing about their hunting and fishing stories. He never did get to take that long trip on his Harley Davidson. He would have enjoyed that. He loved his family very much. Paula, Mitchell and Lela brought so much joy to him.

We will miss him. We know he isn't hurting anymore. He did everything his way in life and in death. He did not want a fuss made over him and so we will honor his wishes.
A Memorial Service will be held at Palmer Mortuary Chapel on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. (services will conclude in the chapel).

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions can be made to the Coastal Conservation Association.

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  1. Nicki
    New Braunfels, TX

    Mrs Hitchcock , so sorry for your loss. May Mr Hitchcock rest now.

  2. Scott & Betty Carley
    Seguin, TX

    Harriet and family, Scott and I are so very sorry for your loss. May he rest in peace. Our thoughts are with you all.

  3. Ken Bode
    Geronimo, TX

    Rest in Peace Hitch.

  4. WA and Lana McKinny
    Seguin, TX

    Our hearts are saddened over the passing of our friend, Jim. May we express our deepest sympathy to the family, our prayers are with you.

  5. karen tindall
    seguin, TX

    Paula and family so sorry to hear of your dad passing, My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  6. Eugene & Carolyn Atzger
    Seguin, TX

    We are sorry to hear about your loss, however he suffered for a long time and is at peace now. I saw how hard it was for him to do his exercises at the Wellness Center. We missed him when he retired from the Transmission Shop. He was good at what he did.

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