July 29, 1952 – Oct. 2, 2017

Randy Adam Bitter, 65, went to be with the Lord on Oct. 2, 2017, after a seven week stay at the Parkview Medical Center in Pueblo. He was born on July 29, 1952, in Rocky Ford, Colorado, to George Adam and Sara (Grasmick) Bitter. He fought a valiant battle and kept the strong faith that God was in control and no matter the outward circumstances, His love is greater.

He was born and raised in Rocky Ford. He attended and graduated from high school in 1970 and also graduated from the Lamar Community College in 1972. While attending college he met and later married Deborah Colton, they were blessed with two sons, Jason and Brent. The family moved to Fowler in 1976. Randy was a mechanic, working on everything from tractors to lawn mowers. At one time he owned and operated his own business in Fowler, served on the city council, and also served as mayor for a time. He and Deb were also active in church — they led worship together, were youth group leaders, and he was also on the board and served as treasurer for a time.

Randy had no greater pride and joy than this two grandchildren, Lexie and Luke, nothing gave him more joy then watching them play sports or just spending time with them.

He is survived by his wife, Debbie of the Fowler home; sons, Jason Bitter and Brent (Tanya) Bitter all of Fowler; grandchildren, Lexie and Luke Bitter; sister, Karen (Bill) Hancock of Rocky Ford; as well as many nieces and nephews and a host of other family members also survive. He was preceded in death by his parents and stepfather, Tom Welch.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, at 10 a.m. at the Community Presbyterian Church of Rocky Ford with Reverend Steve Culver officiating. Inurnment will follow at the Rocky Ford Cemetery.

Those wishing to do so may make memorial contributions to the National Kidney Foundation Rocky Mountain Chapter, 3151 South Vaughn Way #505, Aurora, CO 80014, direct or through the funeral home.

Online condolences may be made at www.peacockFH.com. Peacock-Larsen Funeral Home & Arkansas Valley Crematory is in charge of arrangements.