Wesley Pittma Obituary, Death – Wesley Pittman, who resided on Lakeside Drive in Milledgeville and passed away on February 6, 2021, was 95 years old at the time of his passing. During the committal service that will take place at Davisboro Cemetery, he will be laid to rest next to his late wife Rubye. The service will take place on Wednesday. A memorial ceremony commemorating the lives of Wesley and Rubye Pittman will be held on Saturday, February 20 at 2:00 p.m. at the Sandersville United Methodist Church. The event will be held in their honor. The gathering will be held as a tribute to them. Following the conclusion of the memorial service, the family will gather in Heritage Hall with friends to share their condolences.
Tennille High School awarded Mr. Pittman with his high school graduation. Mr. Pittman was born and raised in Washington County, which is located near to where Oconee is currently situated. He served in the United States Merchant Marines all through World War II. His duty stations took him all over the world. Mr. Pittman celebrated his 19th birthday on June 6, 1944, on board a supply ship in the Mediterranean Sea.
At the time, he was serving in the military. In addition to this, he was a loyal citizen who served his nation during the Korean War by joining the United States Air Force and working his way up through the ranks to become a Staff Sergeant before being given an honorable discharge. After working for Atlanta Gas Light Company for a number of years and rising to the rank of Superintendent of Operations during that time, he eventually launched a nursery business in Sandersville and is now the owner and operator of Pittman Builders, Inc.
Over the course of his career, he built more than one hundred homes in the county of Washington, where he and Rubye were both important members of Sandersville United Methodist Church. During this time, he was known as a builder. After some time had passed, he became the Director of Grounds at the Central State Hospital, where he remained employed until the year 1990, when he took early retirement. He built Pittman Nursery in Milledgeville so that he could pursue his interest in horticulture and indulge his enthusiasm for growing plants. Customers in this part of the country have been receiving high-quality plants and expert landscaping services from this company for more than twenty years now.
In addition to being a member of the United Methodist Men and the First United Methodist Church of Milledgeville, he also served as the chairman of the Committee on Buildings and Grounds Committee for his church. In this capacity, he was responsible for overseeing the maintenance and upkeep of the church’s physical facilities. It has been legally acknowledged by the Civitan International Club of Sandersville and the African Violet Club of Milledgeville that he served as president of both organizations throughout his tenure.