Marion Travis Pittman, “Pops”, “Papa” and “Sarge” were the names that everyone called him at one time or another. Marion passed away on Sunday morning at 7:16 AM on January 31, 2021 surrounded by his family and loved ones at his home. He had been sick for several years with vascular problems, strokes and Alzheimer’s but continued to carry on for the love of his two grandsons.
Marion is survived by his spouse of 57 years Glenda Best Pittman of the home; a son Marty Travis Pittman and wife Zelphia Davis Pittman of Tarboro; two grandsons Michael Travis Pittman and his wife Heather Johnson Pittman of Middlesex and Austin Ryan Pittman and his girlfriend Abby Williams of Tarboro; brother William Wayne Pittman of Goldsboro; two sisters Peggy Jackson and Margaret Wooten and their families of Goldsboro; several nieces and nephews that he leaves behind and loved dearly.
Marion served as an NC Drivers License Examiner for over twenty years before retiring and then working as a security guard at Sara Lee where the nickname Sarge stuck with him for years. He was a dedicated fan of football and baseball and loved watching the 1984 Tarboro Viking Football team play and adopted most of them as his own in his heart because of his son playing on that team.
He then became a fan of watching Mike play football and baseball from 8 years of age to his college days and not missing many games in that period. He also watched Austin grow up in football but loving and playing basketball in Upward and Middle School as his love and always supporting them any way possible even as his health declined.
Marion never met a stranger and loved and believed in the good of all people; and instilled those qualities into his family and friends. Now he is doing this in Heaven.
The family has decided due to the Covid-19 Pandemic to have a Celebration of Marion’s Life Memorial Service at a later date. The family welcomes friends and family in the home located at 3603 Clayton Place, Tarboro NC on Monday, February 1, 2021, between 4 Pm and 8 PM.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make donation to the National Alzheimer’s Association.
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