George Robert Pittman, 81

Published 3:38 pm Thursday, December 27, 2018

George Robert Pittman, 81, of Stanford, formerly of Mount Vernon, died Friday, Dec. 21, 2018 as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident on Hwy. 150 and KY 39 Intersection near Crab Orchard.

Born October 10, 1937, in Mount Vernon, George was a son of the late Clifford T. and Rachel Moore Pittman. He was the husband of Debra Rothwell Pittman whom he married Jan. 8, 2000. George was a member of New Testament Baptist Church in Liberty and a veteran of the United States Army. George was a farmer who loved to work his land and provided great care for the cattle and horses. He loved his fellowman believing in the fact that it is more of a blessing to give than to receive.

Survivors include his wife, Debra Pittman; two daughters, Melissa and husband Anthony Cornelius and Kristian Benedict; four grandchildren, Kody and Hunter Cornelius, Kyleigh Benedict and Carter Bell; four sisters, Linda and husband Junior Blanton, Emma and husband Ted Hart, Ina Cummins and Barbara Miller; one brother, Jim “Tom” Pittman; and a host of nieces and nephews and cousins and many friends.

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In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Sally Morris Williamson; and two brothers, Glen and Earl Pittman.

Funeral services are at 1 p.m. today (Thursday, Dec. 27) at McKnight Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. George Pierce officiating. Burial will be in Cresthaven Cemetery in Mt. Vernon with military funeral honors by American Legion Caswell Saufley Post #18 of Stanford.

Pallbearers include Richard Covey, Mark Blanton, Park Pittman, Mike Miller, Aaron and Andrew Cash. Honorary pallbearers are Rodney Blanton, Todd Pittman, Clayton Cash, Woody Taylor, Jess Southerland, Cecil Neikirk and Raymond Reed

Memorial contributions suggested to be made to the Food Pantry of Fort Logan Ministries.