Bill Tittle Retiring As County Chief Of Emergency Management

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Bill Tittle is retiring after over 14 years as chief of emergency management for Hamilton County.

Mr. Tittle, 77, said, "It's been a good run, but it's time to hand it over to somebody else."

He noted that he had worked with emergency personnel often when he was involved for 18 years with the Riverbend Festival. At one time he was the festival's chief of security. He also was on the board of the festival and was president one year in the early 1990s.

Mr. Tittle was on the Airport Authority Board for 15 years. He was vice chairman, then he served as chairman for the last three years of his term.

He was a division manager for the Durr-Fillauer medical supply firm on Amnicola Highway for 30 years.

Mr. Tittle was born in Chattanooga and his family has lived in this area for many generations. The Tittles were originally from Dade County, Ga. His father operated Tittle Auto Company, which had the DeSoto and Plymouth dealership.

His great-grandmother was the first female to ride Incline Railway #1 and she was manager of the Point Hotel on Lookout Mountain.

He graduated from Baylor School, then attended the University of Chattanooga before going to work.

Mr. Tittle resides in Soddy Daisy.

He has been a regular customer at Zarzour's Restaurant off Main Street for over 40 years, and he said he plans to still visit the popular eatery in his retirement. 


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