Bill “Papa” Pittard (5-20-17)

Bill “Papa” Pittard, of Bath Springs, was born in Atlanta, Georgia on Sept. 29, 1940, the son of the late Robert Lee and Parry Lee Alexander Pittard.
On June 6, 1958, Mr. Pittard was united in marriage to Juanita McKown, who preceded his wife in death on Aug. 8, 2000.
Mr. Pittard retired after 20 years as Chief Petty Officer for the United States Navy.  He also had worked for Atlanta Grinding for 20 years. Mr. Pittard was a member of Scotts Hill American Legion, Savannah Moose Lodge and was of Baptist belief.  In his spare time he enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing cards and making Navy model ships. Mr. Pittard was an expert marksman and was always safety captain at work. He was a avid Louis L’Amour reader.  The one thing he loved the most was mentoring his grandchildren. 
Mr. Pittard departed this life on Saturday, May 20, at his residence in Bath Springs, Tennessee at the age of 76 years, 7 months and 21 days.
He is survived by his children, Robert Edward Pittard of Fayetteville, Georgia and Susan D. Ashtigo and her husband Mahmoud of Johns Creek, Georgia; his daughter in law, Misty Pittard of Decaturville, Tennessee; eight grandchildren, Christina Collins, Missy Phillips, Jenny Lynn Pittard, Ali Ashtigo, James David Pittard Jr., William Robert Pittard, Mary Elise Pittard and Kaleb White; and three great-grandchildren, Andrew McGee, Dylan Munson and Cooper McCammon.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by one son, James David Pittard Sr.; and one half sister, Jan Pittard.
Services will be held in Fayetteville, Georgia, with Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home with burial in Sherwood Memorial Gardens in Jonesboro, Georgia.

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