Augusta, GA – Richard Michael Pittman, 63, husband of 33 years to Edith Pittman, moved on from this life into Glory on Saturday, October 5, 2019.
Memorial services will be held in his home church, Bible Deliverance Temple, 1857 Fenwick Street, Saturday, October 12, 2019, at 12:00 noon with Pastors Jimmy Murray and Richard Stephens officiating.
The family will receive friends Saturday from 11:00 AM until the hour of service at the church.
Born in Metairie, Louisiana, Richard was a native of the Mississippi Gulf Coast and later moved to Augusta, GA, where he worked as an Industrial Painter with SRS. He loved hot rods, wrestling, Rambo movies, Bob Segar, and his solid white K-Swiss tennis shoes. He was a kind soul and a generous friend. Even though he was a little rough around the edges, he’d walk ten miles to give you his last nickel if he knew you needed it. He wore many hats throughout his life: son, husband, father, G-Pa, PaPa, uncle, painter, and friend. Most recently, he was self-dubbed a Produce Stand Entrepreneur. He always gave people the benefit of doubt, and forgave better than most. His motto was simple: work hard, take care of your family, and forgive one another.
He was preceded in death by his father, Alfred Richard Pittman, and his brother, Joseph “Paul Berry” Pittman.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Katrina Batchelor (Michael), Ricky Pittman (Freida), Trudy Stephens (Chris), David Bedenbaugh (Becky), Latasha Greenawalt (Richard), Nathan Bedenbaugh and Jamie Bedenbaugh; his grandchildren, Robert and Sharon Pittman, Tobias, Bodie, and Jaxon Stephens, Ashlyn and Alyssa Bedenbaugh, Krissi, Tyler, and Mikayla Greenawalt, and Kaitlyn and Emma Thompson; his great grandchild, Dean Jones; his mother, Doris “Junebug” Kelly (Alton); his siblings, Steve Pittman, Cindy Boothe, George Pittman, James “Bubba” Pittman, Jo-Jo Cuevas, Tammy Pittman, and Ray Kelly; and several nieces and nephews.
Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors, 2502 Richmond Hill Road, Augusta, GA, 30906.