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W. T. Pittman

(1924 - 2019)

William Thomas (W.T.) Pittman Jr., age 95, of Blue Ridge, passed away Thursday, May 30, 2019. W.T. was born January 1, 1924, in McCaysville, to the late Pete and Nina Forrester Pittman. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brother, Wallace Pittman; and brothers-in-law, Tunney Brown and Hoyt Holloway.

W.T. was survived by his loving wife of 71 years, Nelle Farmer Pittman; daughter and son-in-law, Joan and Gene Hitchcock; son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Alice Pittman; three grandchildren, Stan Hitchcock, Daniel (Sarah) Gray and Anna Gray; five great-grandchildren, Aidan Gonzalez, Andrew Gray, Dawson Cleland, Kalli Cleland and Tori Hitchcock; brother and sister-in-law, Max and Geree Pittman; sisters, Charlotte Brown and Doris Holloway; sister-in-law, Othella Pittman; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

W.T. was a WWII Navy veteran, retired from Lockheed-Martin in Marietta, Georgia, in 1986, and moved back to Fannin County after retirement. W.T. was a very active member and Deacon of Lebanon Baptist Church, and he loved church work, helping others with projects, along with sharing the harvest of his garden with everyone. Loving his family, church, friends and helping others was his lifelong theme, and he was blessed to lead a very healthy life until recently. He never met a stranger, loved conversations with people and making friendships lasting forever.

Celebration of life services were held Sunday, June 2, 2019, at the Lebanon Baptist Church. 

Interment followed in the Copper Ridge Memory Gardens. Pallbearers were the deacons of Lebanon Baptist Church. 

The family received friends at the Henry-Cochran Funeral Home Saturday, June 1, 2019. For those desiring, memorial contributions may be made to Lebanon Baptist Church, PO Box 309, Epworth, or to Wellstar Community Hospice-Tranquility at Kennesaw Mountain, c/o Wellstar Foundation, 805 Sandy Plains Road, Suite 100, Marietta.

Arrangements entrusted to the Henry-Cochran Funeral Home of Blue Ridge. You may send condolences to the family and sign the guest register at www.cochranfuneralhomes.com.

The News Observer

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