Death of James H. Pitman

Today, we just received notification about the death of James H. Pitman, a member of the West Virginia Society Sons of the Revolution.

James H. PitmanThe officers and members of the Society of Sons of the Revolution in the State of West Virginia extend their belated but most sincere condolences to the family and friends of James H. Pitman who passed away on Wednesday, Octoer 30, 2013. James H. Pitman was a member of the Society of Sons of the Revolution in the State of West Virginia.

The following is his obituary from the Roberts Funeral Home:

James H. Pitman

October 14, 1927 – October 30, 2013
Resided in Sterling, OH

James H. Pitman, 86, of Sterling, died Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at his residence with his family by his side.

A memorial service will be Friday at 5pm at Smithville Brethren Church with Pastor H. Ray Aspinall officiating. Friends may call Friday from 3-5 pm at the church. Burial will be at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, where military rites will be held. Memorial contributions may be made to LifeCare Hospice, 2525 Back Orrville Rd., Wooster, Ohio 44691 or Wooster Noon Lions, 1580 Arthur Dr., Wooster, Ohio 44691. Roberts Funeral Home-Sherwood Chapel, Wooster is assisting with arrangements. Online tributes may be made at

Jim was born October 14, 1927 in Farmington, WV to Albert Clyde and Osa Violet {Parrish} Pitman.

He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Akron. He served in the US Army during WWII. He married Carol {Becker} Boyd on August 7, 1983. She survives.

He worked for Rubbermaid for 39 years, retiring in 1987. Jim operated the Wooster Bus Station since 1999. He attended Smithville Brethren Church. Jim was an active member of the Wooster Noon Lions Club, having served as club president and secretary for 12 years. Jim also served Lions Clubs International as a District Governor in 1984-1985. Jim also loved working on Volkswagen Beetles and caring for his horses and other pets.

Jim will be deeply missed by his wife Carol; sons Thomas James (Karen) Pitman of Morrisville, NC and John Douglas (Lee Ellen) Pitman of Wendell, NC, daughter October (Shaun) Riggenbach of Dalton; Tawnya (Eric) Beaver and Jeffrey Hutton both of Wooster; 17 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Jim was preceded in death by a brother Ray and sisters Auna, Wanda, and Janice.