James (Jack) Pittman, age 88 of Sanford passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010 at Parkview Retirement Home in Sanford after a lengthy illness.
He was born on March 26, 1922 in Lee County, NC, son of the late Morris F. Pittman and Lilla B. Pittman. He was also preceded in death by a son, T. Scott Pittman. Mr. Pittman was a retired teacher of Fayetteville Technical Community College and was a member of East Sanford Baptist Church where he had served as trustee, deacon, and Sunday school teacher. He was a veteran of WWII serving the European Theater with the 8th Air Force.
He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Merry Thomas Pittman, and a son, Jack Pittman of Raleigh; five grandchildren: Bryan Scott Pittman and wife Leigh of Four Oaks, NC; Meredith Pittman Calton and husband Paul of Clayton, NC; Jay and Jon Pittman of Raleigh, NC and Joy Pittman Jones and husband Lindel of Boone, NC. One great-granddaughter, Morgan Kate Calton and great-grandson, Asher Calton.
A funeral service will be held on Friday, December 24, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at East Sanford Baptist Church with the Rev.Bob Yandle and Rev. Robbie Gibson officiating. The family will receive friends from 10:30-11:00 at the church prior to the funeral.