The News Courier in Athens, Alabama


April 17, 2014

Ronald Chittam

— Ronald Cortez Chittam, 90, of Athens passed away Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at Limestone Health Facility.

Mr. Chittam was born June 19, 1923, in Limestone County, to Jefferson Cortez Chittam and Mary Odell Bridges Chittam. Mr. Chittam was a member of O’Neal Church of Christ. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran and retired from NASA after 35 years of service.

Graveside services are at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 19, at Limestone Memorial Gardens with Guy McDaniel and Tommie Smith officiating.

Visitation is 10:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Saturday at Limestone Chapel Funeral Home.

Survivors include a son, Anthony “Tony” Brian Chittam of Columbia, Tenn; three daughters, Sandra Looney and husband Jim, Vicki Adams and husband Jerry and Wanda Johnson and husband Jim Paul, all of Athens; five grandchildren, Greg Looney and wife Lisa of Madison, Chris Looney and wife Amy of Athens, Brooke Chittam of Montgomery, Brock Chittam of Athens, and Jolie Separk and husband Greg of Clarksville, Tenn.; five great-grandchildren, Nicholas Looney, Briana Looney, Sophia Looney, Zane Looney and Jamey Separk; four brothers, Bobby Chittam and wife Carolyn, Randolph Chittam and wife Wynette, Hubert Chittam and wife Judy, all of Athens, and Wade Chittam and wife Angie of Lancaster, S.C.; two sisters, Billie Clem Jenkins of Athens and Joyce Moffitt and husband Jim of Huntsville; several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Greg Looney, Chris Looney, Zane Looney, Brock Chittam, Adam Chittam and Nicholas Looney.

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