He was born Oct. 13, 1940, in Brazil, to Charles and Dorothy Hughes Pittman. He was raised in Center Point. Jack attended Center Point Grade School, Ashboro High School, graduated in 1959 from Brazil High School.
Jack served as a heavy equipment mechanic with the United States Marine Corps from 1959 until he was honorably discharged in 1963, as a Corporal, in Hawaii.
On Dec. 21, 1960 he married Patricia Sue Reagan.
Jack worked at General Motors, Detroit Diesel, Allison Transmission division at Speedway, Indiana from 1963 until 1979 when health issues forced him to retire.
He was a member of Benwood Mt. Lebanon Church of Brazil, where he served as a deacon for many years. He was also a member of the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Valley of Terre Haute, Hoosier Hills Emmaus Walk No. 29-B, Center Point Lodge No. 597, Free and Accepted Masons, Past Worthy Patron of Center Point Order of the Eastern Star Chapter No. 261, Knightsville OES Lodge No. 238, American Legion Post No. 2, Brazil, Past Commandant, Clay County Marine Corps League. He was a very devoted husband, father, and grandfather.
Jack was preceded in death by his parents, Charles in 1962 and Dorothy in 1987, his sister, Betty Mager in 1998, and brother-in-law William Mager in 1978, Larry Miller in 1991 and great-niece Taylor Hamilton in 1999.
Survivors include, his wife Patricia, three sons, Timothy Pittman and wife Gretchen, Brazil, John Pittman and wife Amber, Brazil, and James Pittman, Kenosha, Wis., beloved grandchildren, Lacee Pittman, Colton Pittman, Blade Pittman, Taneer Pittman, Uriah Pittman, Jackson Pittman, Ian Pittman, Isaac Castaneda, Coty Gill, Noah Gill, Olivia Gill, and Addy Gill, sisters, Delores Price and her husband, Bob, Brazil, Sue Douglas and husband, Jim, Hillsboro, Ohio, brother, Jim Pittman, and wife, Judy, Bedford, Ind., as well as many friends and extended family members.
Services will be at French Funeral Home, Friday, Aug. 15, 2008, at 11 a.m., with Rev. Dick McShanog officiating. Burial will follow at Center Point Cemetery with military funeral rites. Visitation will be Thursday from 4-8 p.m., with VFW and American Legion Walkthrough at 7:15 p.m., and Masonic Services at 7:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Friendly Benwood Community Christian Campground. To light a candle in his memory, log onto www.frenchfuneralhome.com