David Walter Pittman, 91, of Taylorville, IL died at 4:28 pm Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at Taylorville Care Center.

 He was born November 25, 1923 in Lewiston, IL, the son of Ross Franklin and Frances Gibble Pittman.  On May 26, 1946 he married Kathryn “Kay” Diers in Petersburg, IL.  She preceded him in death on January 27, 1985. 

 David graduated from Springfield High School in 1941 and Millikin University in 1949.  He served with the U.S. Army from 1943 - 1946 serving in the South Pacific. He was an accountant working for the U.S. Treasury Department, Hopper Paper Company, Georgia-Pacific Corporation, and the State of Illinois Department of Corrections, and retired in December 1989. He was an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Taylorville since 1959 serving in several offices and committees of the Church as an elected, appointed or volunteer member.  He was the coordinator for Trinity Lutheran Foster Parents since 1985. He was also a Charter Member of the Taylorville Optimist Club.

 Surviving is his Son: David W. Pittman II and wife Kathy of Durham, NC; Daughter: Chriss Altis and husband Marvin of Wisconsin Rapids, WI; Grandchildren: David W. Pittman III and wife Candace of Sacramento, CA, Kevin M. Pittman and wife Natalie of Santa Monica, Dallas M. Pittman and wife Heather of Joliet, IL, Erin A. Altis-Hotchkiss of Merril, WI, and Adam R. Altis and wife Jessica of Sussix, WI; Great Grandchildren: David W. Pittman IV of Sacramento, CA, Kailey Schoepf of Ft. Worth, TX, Dylan Schoepf of Sacramento, CA, Austin Hotchkiss of Merril, WI, Aiden Hutchkiss of Merril, WI, and Sophie Altis of Sussixm WI. Great-great Granchild: Aaliyah Lynn of Ft. Worth, TX; Sister: Roselle L. Goepfert of Dallas, TX.

 Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 am Monday, January 5 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Taylorville with Pastor Rodney Blomquist officiating.  Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.  Visitation will be held from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm Sunday at McClure Funeral Home, Taylorville. McClure Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

 Memorials may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, 1010 N. Webster, Taylorville, IL, 62568.

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