Edward Stewart “Eddie” Pittman Jr., age 73 of Sylva passed away Thursday, Sept.17, 2020.
He was born on July 20, 1947, in Jackson County, N.C., to the late Edward Sr. and Edna Fisher Pittman.
He enjoyed family, friends, camping, NASCAR and McDonald’s. He was a deacon, Sunday school director and teacher at Ochre Hill Baptist Church. He also coached youth basketball and retired from Verizon telephone company.
Eddie will be dearly missed by his loving wife of 54 years, Eunice Monteith Pittman; children, Stephanie (Steve) Smith, Jodi (Corey) Middleton, Dell Pittman; sister, Susie Cope; grandchildren, Michael Smith, Tanner Middleton, Abby Grace Pittman; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; stepmother, Ruth Potts Parris (Norman); brother, Paige (Jo) Pittman; and brother-in-law, Dan.
The family received friends from 1-3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, at Appalachian Funeral Services, Sylva.
A funeral service followed at 3 p.m., with Revs. Johnny Norris and Jared Stevens officiating.
Cremation arrangements were entrusted to Appalachian Funeral Services of Sylva, N.C.