Cluard E. Pittman of Dover passed away peacefully at home with his family Friday July 26, 2013 after a long illness. He was 90.
He was born on January 12, 1923 in Shallotte, North Carolina.
He served in the United States Army during WWII. Mr. Pittman had a variety of careers, he was Chief of Police of Shallotte, NC and Sheriff in Brunswick City, NC. He had owned and operated a long distance trucking company, Eskimo Truck Lines before opening Pittman's Seaford in Dover for over 30 years retiring in 2006. He was an avid Harley Davidson rider in his younger years and enjoyed spending time with his family.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by brother, Ernest Pittman, sister, Dorothy Durham, grandson, Dennis W. Hutson, Jr. and great granddaughter, Alexia Hope McClellan.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Rose Jones Pittman of Dover; son, Cluard “Beau” Pittman, Jr and his wife Wanda Hill of Dover; daughters, Linda Tosh and her husband Mark of Milford, Rose Stone and her husband Donald of Lake Park, GA, Donna Chasteen and her husband Howard of Dover, Brenda Hutson and her husband Dennis of Milford; sister Joyce Robinson of Holden Beach, NC; twelve grandchildren and twenty-three great grandchildren.
He was a hard worker, provider and loving father that will be greatly missed by his family. His family will remember his great scense of humor during his entire illness even though he was in extreme pain.
Funeral services will be held 12PM, Wednesday July 31, 2013 at Torbert Funeral Chapel South, 1145 E. Lebanon Road (Rt.10), Dover. Friends may call one hour prior. Interment will be in Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Bear.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions be made to Delaware Hospice, 911 S. Dupont Highway, Dover, DE 19901.
Letters of condolences may be sent and guest book signed at www.torbertfuneral.com.