James Patrick “Pat” Hittle, 52, of Kansas, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018 after an eight year long hard battle with cancer.

James served in the United States Army for eight years. He served during Desert Storm in Iraq, 1st Military Police Company, attached to the 1st Infantry Division, known as 'The Big Red One'.

James was deployed for a year to Korea, and lived in Germany for many years. He continued his service by working nine years as a systems analyst for the Army/Air Force Exchange Service. 

A celebration of James' life will take place at 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 29, at Worley-Luginbuel Funeral Home in Grove, with Rev. Frank Miller officiating.