David Lee Pittman Jr., 78, of Orange, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 10 at his residence. 

A gathering of family and friends will be from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12 at Dorman Funeral Home in Orange.  Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13  at the Ninth and Elm Church of Christ in Orange with Barry Jones, minister of Ninth and Elm conducting the service. 

Masonic rites with interment will follow in Autumn Oaks Memorial Park in Orange.

Born on February 7, 1932 in Howard County, Arkansas to his parents, David Lee Pittman, Sr. and Carmon Opal (Tinsley) Pittman, he lived in Orange since 1943, graduated from Stark High School in 1950, he served in the U. S. Navy from 1951 until 1953, he then studied with Lamar in Beaumont to learn Air Conditioning and Refrigeration and he also attended pipe fitters school.  Mr. Pittman worked in the construction industry as a pipe fitter for Pipefitter’s Local 195.  His work ethic was very strong, which drove his family crazy, but was appreciated when needed. 

David is preceded in death by his parents and his stepson, William Patterson.  Those who will cherish his memory are his wife, Johnnie Kathryn Pittman of Orange; his daughter, Elizabeth Ann LeBlanc and husband, Larry of Orange; his son, Robert Lee Pittman of Orange; his stepdaughter, Druscilla Patterson Wheless and husband, Jack of Logansport, La.; his sister, Carolyn Pittman Sager of Orange; his grandchildren, Lesa Wheless Blankenship and husband, Tuffy, Paul David Juneau and wife, Lisa, Michael Juneau and wife, Jennifer, Justin Ryan LeBlanc, Larry Dean LeBlanc, Sammy Wheless and Terry Joe Wheless and wife, Angie.  David is also survived by numerous great grandchildren and extended family.