Joseph William (Billy Joe) Birtcher, Jr., 59, died suddenly in Branson, Mo., on Tuesday, May 26, 2009.
The Birtcher family, former Tiffin residents, are having a Gathering Memorial in remembrance of the son of Bill Birtcher Sr. and Beverly Ingham Birtcher, and husband of Jackie Birtcher. The gathering and supper will be held for all family, friends, and acquaintances at the Tiffin Fire Station Main Street, Tiffin, on Thursday, June 11, from 4 to 8 p.m. For more information please call (319) 665-2483 for Beverly or (319) 936-3005 for Jayna.
His family includes his wife, Phyllis; children, Andrea Brenneman (Raymond) of Lone Tree, Lowell Baker (Helen) of Lone Tree, Debra Barkey of Azle, Texas, and James Baker of North Liberty; six grandchildren, Karleen Knock (Jeff), Phillip Brenneman (Aimee), Lucas Baker (Jennifer), Rachel Smithmier (Eric) Jill and Kate Barkey; seven great-grandchildren, Avery, Alyssa, and Adam Knock, Harry Brenneman, Dustyn and Max Baker, and Ella Rose Smithmier.
Harry was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Russell Baker, and sisters, Flossie Burr and Leonarda Briggs.
Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service is caring for Harry’s family and his services.