Charles E. Pittman

Published 4:22 pm Thursday, December 27, 2012

Charles E. Pittman, 81, of Green Creek passed away on December 27, 2012. 

The beloved husband of the late Mary Jo Pittman, Charles was a son of the late Floyd and Nina Pittman.  A lifelong resident of Green Creek, he graduated from Green Creek High School and The Cecil Business School.  He served his country as a Sergeant in the US Army, receiving the Bronze Star Medal for his combat service during the Korean Conflict.

Charles’ decades-long career at Mohawk Industries was balanced with his many responsibilities in service to his church and the entire Polk community.  From coaching little league baseball, to being elected to the Polk County Planning Board, he always gave freely of his time and resources.  As a faithful member of Hickory Grove Baptist Church, he worked as a Deacon, Church Treasurer, and Sunday School Teacher.  In all aspects of his life, he was known as an encouraging and compassionate Christian who will forever be remembered for his recurring words of advice, “keep your chin up”

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Married for 56 years to his late wife, Mary Jo Pittman, he helped the “love of his life” struggle through the debilitating stages of Alzheimer’s, with patience, loyalty and dignity that could only be a result of pure love and respect.