809 La Clede Street, Bellmead, TX 76705

Louis Edward Bittle
August 13, 1938 - September 30, 2023

Louis Edward Bittle

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Louis Edward Bittle, 85,of Elm Mott Texas passed away peacefully with his children at his side on Sept 30th 2023. Graveside service will be 10:00 am Friday October 6, 2023 at Moore Cemetery in Chalk Bluff, Tx. Visitation will be from 6-8:00 pm Wednesday October 4, 2023 at Bellmead Funeral Home.
He was born on Aug 13 1938 in Jennie Chicot Co, Arkansas to Father Ferrin Nimrod Bittle and Mother Ada Rebecca Burris. The Family moved to Palestine Texas in his early childhood years where they would fall on hard times and the children would come to live in Waco Texas at the Methodist Children's Home. He spent 14 years of his childhood at the Methodist home where he completed high school at Waco High and then attended Baylor University for 2 years before meeting the Love of his life, Gloria Jean Brown. They were married On December 18 1959 in Waco Texas, where they worked, lived, loved, and had 3 children and enjoyed family and friends. Hardships would come again where the family would have a long and hard separation. During this time Louis would have a career changing opportunities that would lead him to working and traveling all over the world. He spent approximately 14 years working in Saudi Arabia in places like U.A.E. and in Dubai and other cities all across the country. During the early 70s Louis would become a Mason and a member of the Baylor Masonic Lodge # 1235 until his
passing. He later worked and traveled on work barges all around South Africa and later worked on offshore oil rigs in the gulf returning back to the Austin area to work at places like Motorola where he soon retired in the early 2000s. In 2009 after a 37 year span Louis returned to his home in Waco Texas, to reunite with family and friend where Louis and Gloria would find their way back to each other in February 2009 and were remarried on June 18 2009. He would spend the rest of his life with the family and children and friends that he and Gloria had started so very long ago, again living and loving and laughing. He never forgot his Brothers and Friends from the Methodist Home and would attend many of the Homecoming Easter celebrations that The Methodist Children's Home Alumni would host ever year in honor of all the children raised at the home.
He is preceded in death by his parents Ferrin Nimrod Bittle, Ada Rebecca Burris Bittle Hubbs, sisters Virginia and Georgia Violet Karnes, Jimmie-Dale Moss Trezise and Brother Lavelle Moss and His wife and Love Gloria Jean Brown Bittle.
He is survived by his children, Daughter Regina Louise and Husband James Martin of Elm Mott, Daughter Connie Sue and Husband Reggie Gassaway of West, son Louis Edward Bittle Jr. and wife Lisa of Clifton, Tx
Grandchildren, James Martin Jr and wife Monica, Bradley Martin and Miranda Magness, Bubba Schmidt and wife Wendy, Chris Bell and wife Jamie, Reggie Gassaway, Lauren Bittle and Jake Haseman, Rafael and Saundra Cardoza and Alex Lopez.
Great Grandchildren , Axton and Anneliese Martin, Bella, Lillith and Jaxson Martin, Maecy Schmidt, Wyatt and Nolan Bell, Avery, Adalynn and Kayden Gassaway.
He leaves behind many nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews as well. He will greatly missed by all that knew him.

Wednesday, October 4, 2023
6-8:00 pm
Bellmead Funeral Home
809 La Clede Street
Bellmead, TX  76705
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Graveside service
Friday, October 6, 2023
10:00 am
Moore Cemetery
FM 933
Chalk Bluff, TX  76705
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Moore Cemetery
FM 933
Chalk Bluff, TX  76705
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  1. Cindy Middleton
    Sending my deepest condolences and prayers for peace and comfort.
  2. Randy & Denise (Niles) Ragsdale
    Our thoughts and prayers are with the Bittle family.
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