Jerry Wayne Pittman, 62, Johnson City, passed away unexpectedly on Christmas Day, December 25, 2012.
He was a native of Franklin, Ind., and the son of the late Estridge Lawton and Pauline Claiborne Pittman.
Mr. Pittman was a member of Munsey Memorial United Methodist Church where he was an avid volunteer. He was active in the children’s ministry at Munsey, Meals on Wheels, and The Melting Pot. Jerry also had been involved in many other service ministries including Habitat for Humanity, Buffalo Mountain Camp and several others.
Jerry was a veteran of the Vietnam War, having served in the Navy, and was the recipient of many ribbons and medals including the Bronze Star and two Purple Hearts.
Jerry is survived by his wife, Tonya Julian Pittman of Johnson City; son, Stuart Pittman of Summerville, S.C.; daughter, Elizabeth Swann of Greenich, Conn.; sisters, Jean Hammack of Dover, Tenn., and Terry Boyers of Vilnius, Lithuania; brother, Steve Risinger of Springfield, Mo.; grandchildren, Virginia Gibbons of Heilbronn Neckar, Baden-Wurtennburg, Germany, Tyler Swann and Casey Swann of Greenich, Conn., and Johnny Pittman of Summerville, S.C.; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service for Mr. Pittman will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday, December 30, in the Sunrise Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Services with Pastor Brian Taylor officiating. The family will greet friends at the funeral home on Sunday from 4 p.m. until the service hour and other times at the home of Rick and Deb Gott in Erwin. Committal and interment services will be held at Mountain Home National Cemetery on Monday, December 31, at 10 a.m. Everyone is asked to meet the family at the cemetery by 9:50 a.m. Active pallbearers will be Johnny Pittman, Rick Gott, Anthony Brickey, Luke Williams, Ethan Williams, Glenn Marley and Patrick Leverton. Honorary pallbearers are the Wesley and Melting Pot Sunday School Classes of Munsey United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Jerry’s memory to The Pastor’s Discretionary Fund of Munsey Memorial United Methodist Church, 201 E. Market Street, Johnson City, TN 37601. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family and viewed online at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com or faxed to (423) 610-7177.
Arrangements for the Pittman family are in the care of Tetrick Funeral Services, 3001 Peoples Street, Johnson City, (423) 610-7171.