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William (Papa) Carl Pittard
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Obituary for William (Papa) Carl Pittard

William Carl (Papa) Pittard, 76, departed this life on May 20, 2017 at his residence in Bath Springs, Bill was born in Atlanta, Georgia on September 29, 1940 to the late Robert Lee and Parry Lee Alexander Pittard. On June 6, 1958 Mr. Pittard was united in marriage to Juanita McKown, who preceded him in death on August 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 the Scotts Hill, Tennessee American Legion, Savannah, Tennessee 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 an avid Louis L'Amour reader. The one thing he loved the most was mentoring his grandchildren.

Mr. Pittard is survived by his children, Robert Edward Pittard of Fayetteville and Susan D. Ashtigo and her husband Mahmoud of Johns Creek; his daughter in law, Misty Pittard of Decaturville, TN; eight grandchildren, Christina Collins, Missy Phillips, Jenny Lynn Pittard, Ali Ashtigo, James David Pittard, Jr., William Robert Pittard, Mary Elise Pittard and Kaleb White; 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.

The funeral service for Mr. Pittard is at 1:00 PM on Friday, May 26, 2017 at Mowell Funeral Home, Fayetteville Chapel. Burial will immediately follow the service in Sherwood Memorial Gardens, Jonesboro, GA..

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1:00 PM
Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home - Fayetteville

180 N Jeff Davis Drive
Fayetteville, GA 30214

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Sherwood Memorial Park and Mausoleum

6841 Tara Blvd
Jonesboro, GA 30236


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