William “Pete” Franklin Pittman Jr.

July 10, 1930 - March 4, 2023
William “Pete” Franklin Pittman Jr.

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William “Pete” Franklin Pittman Jr., age 92, a resident of Washington, NC passed away at the ECU Health Beaufort Hospital on March 4, 2023.

A graveside funeral service is scheduled for 11:30am, Saturday, March 11, 2023 at Pamlico Memorial Gardens in Washington, NC.
The family will receive friends immediately following the service and at other times at the family home.
Pete was born to the late William Frank Pittman Sr. and Lillian Pearl Pittman (Brock) on July 10, 1930 in New Bern, NC. He was a man of many talents and many loves. An accomplished pilot and yacht captain, Pete loved to always be on the move. Football and golf, and most anything with a ball were other passions of his; but none more than the passion and love for his family and close friends.

Along with his parents, Pete was preceded in death by two grandsons: Tony and David Thompson and his brother-in-law Abe Saleeby.

He is survived by his loving wife Nickie Ann Pittman, daughter: Susan “Susie” P. Thompson, son: William “Chip” Franklin Pittman III., granddaughter: Michelle T. Lee and husband Michael, great-grandson: Joseph Camden Lee, brother-in-law William “Mike” Michael Saleeby and wife Ellen Shipp Saleeby, two nieces Bobbie Ann and Laura Ellen Saleeby, cousin: Robert Edward Lowe, and K-9 Sergio.

Joseph B. Paul Jr. Funeral Service is honored to be assisting the Pittman family.


Graveside Service

Saturday, March 11, 2023
11:30 AM

Pamlico Memorial Gardens - Directions
161 Avon Avenue
Washington, NC 27889

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  • March 10, 2023
    Edward & Martha Harding says:
    Nickie and family, Martha and I were so sorry to hear of Pete’s passing. He certainly was one of those who loved life to the fullest and it won’t be the same without him around. Please know that you and all of your family are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  • March 08, 2023
    Ginger Woolard Newbold says:
    Sending prayers of comfort and asking God to hold you close as you navigate through grief. Thinking of your family.

  • March 08, 2023
    Judy Dunning Beacham lit a candle:
    Lit since March 8, 2023 at 3:21:37 PM

  • March 07, 2023
    Yvonne Waters says:
    I loved to talk with Pete and hear him sing and tell jokes. I will miss him. He was a sweet and lovable man.