William Edward “Bill” Pittman, 83, of Patterson, passed away late Wednesday evening, April 8, 2020, at Harborview-Pierce County.

Born in Waycross, January 3, 1937, he had lived in Pierce County since April 1993. He was a retired U.S. Marine with 22 years of service and was a member of the U.S. Marine Corp Association and the VFW.  He loved his wife and missed her every second of every day since she passed away. He was a member of Pine Grove Baptist Church.   

He was a son of the late Tracy Edward Pittman and June Perry Pittman. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Gloria Lucille McKnight Pittman; a son, Charles B. Duke; his step-mother, Beatrice Redmond Pittman and a sister, Rhonda Sue Lawson.

Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, Timmy and Jessica Duke, Beaufort, SC; a sister, Linda (Gene) Youmans, Brunswick; three brothers, Charles (Sheila) Pittman and Donald (Diane) Pittman, all of Brunswick and Richard (Kathy) Pittman, Waynesville,; three grandchildren, Brandon Duke, Brittany (Joy) Duke and James (Ryan) Duke; four great-grandchildren, Camdon, Conner, Emory and Cooper and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Due to COVID-19, the family will have a funeral service at a later date when it is deemed safe for all who would like to attend. Full military honors will be conducted by the U.S. Marines in honor of their fallen brother.

He will be interred next to his beloved wife in the Oakland Cemetery in Waycross Friday, April 10.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital at www.stjude.org or to the Disabled American Veterans Association at www.dav.org.

His family would like to thank the staff of Harborview Pierce County for all of their love and care shown to him during his stay. They feel the staff went above and beyond, especially during these trying times, and deserve all the praise and recognition possible. “Thank you” from the bottom of their hearts and “God Bless You All”. 

Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online register at www.pearsondial.com.

Pearson-Dial Funeral Home of Blackshear is in charge of arrangements.

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