John Reid Pittman
October 24, 1930 – October 1, 2019
John Reid Pittman, age 88, passed away on Tuesday October 1st after a long illness. He was born Oct. 24, 1930 in Auburn Alabama, to Theo and Nina Dean Pittman. He is preceded in death by his parents, 4 brothers, Ralph, Harold, Judson, and Lyman, and one sister, Louise Nix. Mr. Pittman is survived by his wife of 65 years, Marlene, son David and daughter-in-law Lauri, two step-grandchildren, Ethan and Jade, sisters Mary Banks and Jennie Payne, and many nieces and nephews. A 4 year Navy veteran, he graduated in 1959 with a degree in Electrical Engineering from Alabama Polytechnic Institute. (now Auburn University) He worked at Redstone Arsenal on the Saturn Rocket Testing Program for several years, later working for TVA at Brown’s Ferry Power Plant in instrumentation and management until his retirement in 1991. A visitation will be held from 6 – 8 pm on Friday Oct 4, at Roselawn Funeral Home in Decatur. A private family service will be held at a later date near his childhood home in Auburn. In lieu of flowers, a donation in his name to the charity of your choice is deeply appreciated.
- Gathering Friday, October 4, 2019