At the age of 92, Bill went to be with his Lord on August 16, 2015. He peacefully passed away surrounded by his family. Bill was born October 4, 1922, in Britannia, Trinity Bay Newfoundland to Aaron and Sarah Pittman. He served in the Canadian Merchant Marines, was a self-employed masonry contractor, a skilled craftsman and member of Holmes Road Church of Christ in Lansing.
He is survived by his children, Vera Smith, Lawrence Pittman, Ivey (Brian) Matter, Julia Zdybel, and Douglas (Theresa) Pittman; 11 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and Alma Pittman, who was his wife of 30 years.
The funeral service will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, August 21, 2015, at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel. Interment will follow in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. His family will receive friends from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Eaton Community Palliative Care or Capital Area Humane Society.