SPC Robert Lee Bittiker, 39, of Jacksonville, NC, passed away June 29, 2009 in Baghdad, Iraq.

SPC Robert Lee Bittiker, 39, of Jacksonville, NC, passed away June 29, 2009 in Baghdad, Iraq.

He served nearly 20 years in the Army National Guard.

Services were held July 8, 2009 in Jacksonville, NC with full military honors.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Erma and Robert Bittiker; and a brother James Bittiker; maternal grandparent Ralph White.

He is survived by his wife, Tammie Bittiker of Jacksonville; two sons, Ronald Bittiker of Jacksonville and Cameron Bittiker of CT; two stepsons, Robert Jenkins and Joseph Jenkins both of Jacksonville; grandson, Joseph Jenkins of Jacksonville; parents, Larry and Peggy Bittiker of Butler, Mo.; Brian and Mary Wheat of Jacksonville; brother, David Millis of New Bern.