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Joe D. Pittman

January 26, 1936 ~ August 6, 2018 (age 82)
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Joe D. Pittman, previously of New Concord, was called home to the Lord on Monday, August 6th, 2018 while in the care of Genesis Hospital.  Joe was born on January 26th, 1936 in Beallsville, Ohio to Luther and Ada (Farrabee) Pittman.  He enjoyed working on his farm where he raised cattle and had a large truck patch. Many friends enjoyed the harvest provided by the large garden via his roadside produce stand and at the local grocery store.   He received his doctorate from The Ohio State University in Agricultural Education in 1974.  He retired from The Ohio State University Extension Service in 1992.

He was cherished and held in high esteem by his children.  He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather.  He was an active member of the Church of Christ serving as a deacon at the Fishinger and Kenny congregation (Columbus, Ohio) and as one of the first elders to serve at the New Concord congregation.  He was also an instructive and challenging Bible class teacher.

Joe is survived by his wife, Barbara, whom he married on September 22nd, 1957, his children, Michael (Leilani) Pittman, Mark (Lori) Pittman, Joy (Joseph) Cronin, and Matthew (Elizabeth) Pittman.  He will also be deeply missed by his 12 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, as well as his numerous nieces and nephews.  He is preceded in death by his parents, his brothers and sisters, Lester, Oscar, Vessie (Melvin) Bryd, Wilma (Carl) Kinzy, Wanda, Lloyd, Ray (KIA in Korea) as well as his business partner and close friend, Bill Aitken.

Friends and family may call at the Farus Funeral Home of New Concord from 2 to 4pm and 6 to 8pm on Thursday, August 9th, 2018, with an additional hour preceding the funeral service to be held Friday, August 10th at 11am at the New Concord church of Christ building. Dick Harris will officiate services, and burial will follow at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.  The family would like to thank the Primrose Retirement Community, Genesis Hospital, The Oaks at Bethesda and Genesis Hospice Care for the love and care they provided. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the India Missions Program (c/o New Concord church of Christ P.O. Box 65, New Concord, Ohio 43762) or Genesis Hospice Care (713 Forest Ave, Zanesville, Ohio 43701).     

 

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