Norman “Pa” Pittman, age 84, of Harrison, passed away in Harrison on Friday, April 23, 2021.
Norman Dale Pittman was born on Sept. 7, 1936, in Enon, Ark., the youngest son of Guy and Esta Pittman.
Norman was reunited at the Gates of Heaven with the love of his life, Janet Lee (Craig) Pittman. Along with his parents and wife, Norman was also preceded in death by his brother, Jesse Pittman; his son-in-law, Mike Keller; his daughter-in-law, Marie Pittman; and his granddaughter, Amy Villines.
Norman retired from the Arkansas Highway Department after working there for more than 20 years. At the age of 75 years, he accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior. He and Janet were married on Dec. 5, 1955, and enjoyed 56 years together.
Norman is survived by his sons, Ron Pittman and wife Joyce, of Harrison, and Mike Pittman of Berryville, and David Pittman of Green Forest; and his daughter, Teri Keller, of St. Joseph, Mo.
Pa had been loved by and is survived by 10 grandchildren,  Tera DeMeyer, Mindy Hicks, JR Pittman, Christine Wilson, Michelle Rivera, Heather Keller, Mike Keller, Justin Pittman, Jennifer Pittman and Jerdin Pittman; 24 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren, who have fond memories of reaching into his front pocket for a piece of gum. He had spent his lifetime being loved by a host of family and many dear friends.
Funeral services were held Monday at the Alpena First Baptist Church, Reverends Freddie Blevins, Rob Davis, Justin Knight, and Joey Kelley officiated.  
Interment followed in Maplewood Cemetery.
Pallbearers were grandsons JR Pittman, Mike Keller, Justin Pittman and Jerdin Pittman, and great-grandsons, Kelby Howerton, Josh Wilson, Dalton Sattler, Duston Savage and Bryceton Bryant.
Honorary pallbearers were Pa’s grandchildren and great-grandchildren.