PATTERSON — Mr. William Edward “Bill” Pittman, 83 of Patterson, passed away late Wednesday evening, April 8, 2020, at Harborview of Pierce County. Born January 3, 1937 in Waycross, Pittman had lived in Pierce County since April 1993. He was a retired U.S. Marine with 22 years of service and was a member of the U.S. Marine Corp Association and the VFW. Pittman loved his wife and missed her every second of every minute since she passed away. He was a member of Pine Grove Baptist Church. Pittman was a son of the late Tracy Edward Pittman and June Perry Pittman. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Gloria Lucille McKnight Pittman; a son, Charles B. Duke; his step-mother, Beatrice Redmond Pittman; and a sister, Rhonda Sue Lawson. Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, Timmy and Jessica Duke of Beaufort, S.C.; a sister, Linda (Gene) Youmans of Brunswick; three brothers, Charles (Sheila) Pittman and Donald (Diane) Pittman all of Brunswick, and Richard (Kathy) Pittman of Waynesville; three grandchildren, Brandon Duke, Brittany (Joy) Duke and James (Ryan) Duke; four great-grandchildren, Camdon, Conner, Emory and Cooper; and several nieces, nephews, and other relatives. Due to COVID-19, the family will have a funeral service for Pittman when it is deemed safe for all who would like to attend. Full military honors will be conducted by the US Marines in honor of their fallen brother. Pittman was interred next to his beloved wife in the Oakland Cemetery Friday, April 10, 2020. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital at www.stjude.org or to the Disabled American Veterans Association at www.dav.org. Pittman’s family would like to thank the staff of Harborview Pierce County for all of their love and care shown to him during his stay. They feel the staff went above and beyond, especially during these trying times, and deserve all the praise and recognition possible. “Thank you” from the bottom of their hearts and “God Bless You All”. Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online register at www.pearsondial.com. Pearson-Dial Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.