Russell Pittman, 95, passed away on April 22, 2019 at his home in Crawfordsville, Indiana. He was born in Sullivan, Indiana, on April 22, 1924; a son of the late Alfred and Sarah (Hiatt) Pittman.
He graduated from Sullivan High School and entered the United States Army Air Corps in 1943. Russell served during WWII and was on the 419th Night Fighter Squadron, receiving many honors and medals.
On March 27, 1946 he was married to Rosemary (Sisk) Pittman in Sullivan, Indiana. She passed away on April 7, 2007.
Russell was a machinist for Standard Change-Makers, Inc. who was a dedicated employee for forty years. He had a love for all animals and in his spare time he enjoyed fishing, cooking, being with family, playing cards and checkers.
Charles Russell Pittman and wife, Tootsie of Ormond Beach, Florida
Lisa Cabell and husband, Kevin of Crawfordsville
Jennifer (Clinton) Asbury
Lauren (Patrick) Karle
Six Great Grandchildren:
Breannah (Kullen) Bonebrake
Brittney (Jose) Hernandez
Austin (Alexa) Asbury
Three Great-Great Grandchildren
In addition to his parents and wife, Russell was preceded in death by an infant daughter; one son, Steven R. Pittman; grandson, Jeremiah Rogers; brother, Otis Pittman and one sister, Pearl Dean.
Funeral Services are to be held on Friday, April 26, 2019, at 1:00 p.m., at Myers Mortuary, 1502 North Lebanon Street, in Lebanon, Indiana.
Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service on Friday at the funeral home in Lebanon.
Interment with Military Rites will follow services at Lincoln Memory Gardens in Whitestown, Indiana
Memorials may be made in Russell’s memory to Crawfordsville Animal Shelter: 1104 Big Four Arch Road, Crawfordsville, Indiana 47933.