Lawrence Vernon Hitchens, 83, of Lewes, passed away April 1, 2018 at Harbor Healthcare in Lewes, Delaware. Lawrence was born on June 21, 1934 in Harbeson, Delaware to the late Lawrence A. Hitchens and Lulu Mae (Joseph) Hitchens.
He worked as a dietary aide at Beebe Medical Center for over 30 years.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Minnie F. (Taylor) Hitchens; two sisters, Pearl Franklin and Doris Atkins.
He will be remembered for his love of flower arranging, cake decorating, always wanting ice cream and playing the piano, which is how he got his name Piano Man by his CB friends.
He leaves to cherish his memories one sister-in-law, Bertha Littleton; one brother-in-law, Edgar Taylor; and many beloved nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
Although he had no biological children of his own, he was a second father to Carol Ann Miller and was loved like a grandfather by her children.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, April 9, 2018 at 1:00 PM, Watson's Funeral Home, 211 S. Washington St., Millsboro, Delaware. Family and friends may call for visitation and viewing on Monday from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM at Watson Funeral Home. Interment will immediately follow at St. John's Church Cemetery, Route 30. Rev. Dr. William Davis, pastor of Conley's Methodist Church, will be the officiant.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Lawrence's memory can be made to Conley's Methodist Church, 33106 Jolyn's Way, Lewes, Delaware 19958.
Letters of condolence may be made via watsonfh.com