Robert J. Hitt Jr.

Published 3:19 pm Thursday, January 27, 2022

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Robert J. Hitt Jr., 61, of Gates, N.C. passed away on Jan. 17, 2022. He was preceded in death by his mother, Regina Weatherly Hitt.

Bobby was an army veteran, a member of Suffolk #30 Masonic Lodge and a Shriner of the Khedive Temple and the Hillbilly Unit. He earned the rank of Eagle Scout with the Boy Scouts Troop 1 of Suffolk. He enjoyed fishing and was an avid Alabama football team.

He is survived by his father, Robert J. Hitt Sr.; daughter, Melissa Kackley (Josh); sons, Sean Hitt (Ashley) and Scott Hitt; long term partner, Dawn Davis; sisters, Carrie Hoag (Rick) and Colleen Pearson (Richard); brothers, Mark Hitt and Chris Hitt (Mary) and his four-legged companions, Gypsy and Opie.

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A celebration of life with masonic rites will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 4, at R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory, Downtown Suffolk Chapel. Interment will follow at 3 p.m. at Albert G. Horton Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery with military honors. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Shriners Hospital for Children, Processing Center, P.O. Box 863765, Orlando, FL. 32886. Condolences may be registered online at