Mr. Bitner was a ham radio operator, a member of Lions Club International and a Eureka Springs Police Department Dispatcher.
On May 14, 1993, he married Linda LaForce who survives him of the home. He is also survived by two sons, Sean and wife Angela Bitner of Chicago, Ill. and Jeremy Bitner of Holiday Island; one brother, Daniel and wife Julie Bitner of Grand Junction, Colo.; two sisters, Lorenia Nicks of Tulsa, Okla. and Marilyn Compton of Tuscan, Ariz.; one grandchild, Nicole Bitner of Chicago, Ill.; several nieces and nephews and a host of friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Dorothy of Birmingham Tuscon, Ariz. and one brother, Richard Bitner of Ottumwa, Iowa.
There will be a private family service held at a later date. Memorial donations may be sent to the Dave Bitner fund, c/o Nelson Funeral Service PO Box 311, Berryville, AR 72616. Online condolences may be sent to the family at nelsonfuneral.com.