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 Willard Carroll Pittman

Willard Carroll Pittman

Doña Ana County, New Mexico, USA
Death 1 Apr 1988 (aged 61)
Midland, Midland County, Texas, USA
Burial Grandfalls, Ward County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 74541006 · View Source
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Father: Columbus Chapel Pittman
7-26-1875 - 4-6-1960
Mother: Effie Estella Carroll Pittman
6-22-1900 - 4-28-1962

Willard Carroll Pittman was a raised in Grandfalls Ward County Texas and spent most of his life as a resident of Grandfalls and Monahans. He served in the US Navy. While home on leave in 1945 he met an Iowa farm girl, Thelma Irene Klemish. They married Jan.6, 1946 and had five children.

Willard was a 'Jack of All Trades', starting his work ethic as a young boy working as a Cowboy. He worked on ranches, in the oil fields, drove an eighteen wheeler across the USA, and worked for Precinct 3 of Ward County. As a welder he built and maintained Tamarisk Cemetery's Entry and fences while working for Ward County. He is buried there as is his Uncle Merritt Douglas Carroll, brother MD Pittman and son Stacy Scott Pittman.

Willard Carroll Pittman was a man of many facets. He never met a stranger, and had friends from all walks of life. He worked and played and lived his life to the fullest. He loved and respected his wife and raised his children to love and respect her above all others. His children were his pride and joy and he raised them with a firm, but loving and affectionate hand. He was proud of and loved his grandchildren and would be pleased as each generation carries on the Pittman Family Traditions.

Willard Carroll Pittman Obituary - Monahans News April 1988

Graveside services for Willard Carroll Pittman, 61, were held Monday in Grandfalls Tamarisk Cemetery by Ferman Kurley. Mr. Pittman was born March 14, 1927 in Deming, New Mexico to Columbus Chapel and Estella Carroll Pittman. He died April 1, 1988 in Midland. He was a Naval World War II Veteran, a Baptist and an oilfield night watchman.

He married Thelma Irene Klemish January 6, 1946 in Yuma, Arizona and she survives him. He is also survived by five chldren, Mrs. Sue McPeak and Tommy Pittman, both of Monahans, Sonja Pittman, Connie Pittman and Stacy Pittman, all of Midland; a brother MD Pittman of Odessa; three sisters Mrs. Beatrice Sanders of Cartwright, Oklahoma, Mrs. Mae Hutchinson of Corpus Christi and Mrs. Irene Sinks of Tracey, California and eight grandchildren.

Card of Thanks - Monahans News April 1988

The family of Willard Carroll Pittman sincerely thanks and appreciates the love and support given by his many friends and relatives in Grandfalls and Monahans. Willards unique personality touched many lives during his lifetime in West Texas, and the people of Ward County were very important to him and his family. Special thanks to the first Baptist Church of Grandfalls, Rev. David Boggs of the Church of Christ in Monahans, Sam Trees of Odessa, to all who sent flowers and food, and to each of you who have called, sent cards and visited our home. Your thoughtfulness has touched our hears and will be lovingly remembered as special tributes to our very special husband, father and brother.
Thelma Pittman
Tommy and Sharon Pittman
Sonja, Connie and Stacy Pittman
Sue and Wayne McPeak
MD and Pearl Pittman

Willard Carroll Pittman was the decendent of early Ward County Pioneer George Washington Pittman. The Pittman name in Ward County is carried on through Willard's son, grandson and great grandchildren.

Family Links:
George Washington Pittman-Grandfather
Stephen Bennett Carroll-Grandfather #77892657
John More Leatherwood-2XGreat Grandfather
Elisha Smith Marley-Great Grandfather
Ruth Beatrice Pittman Sanders-Sister
MD Pittman-Brother#67942456
Chapel Bennett Pittman-Brother#77089307
Vera Irene Pittman Sinks-Sister#80004867

  • Created by: Sue Pittman McPeak
  • Added: 7 Aug 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 74541006
  • Sue Pittman McPeak
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Willard Carroll Pittman (14 Mar 1927–1 Apr 1988), Find A Grave Memorial no. 74541006, citing Tamarisk Cemetery, Grandfalls, Ward County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Sue Pittman McPeak (contributor 47574044) .