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Leon Murl Pittman
(February 18, 1941 - June 8, 2014)

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Leon Murl Pittman

Leon Murl Pittman, age 73, of Napoleon Township, passed away June 8, 2014, at Country Meadows Care Home after a courageous battle with diabetes. He was born Feb. 18, 1941, in Norvell Township to Merl and Beryl Pittman. He married Phyllis (Swart) May 25, 1963, and she survives. He graduated from Napoleon High School in 1959 and lived his entire life in the Norvell, Napoleon township areas. He was in business with his partner Tom Wyman, running Napoleon Collision for 30 years. After retirement he worked at B & B Hardware. His hobby was working on cars as a teen and throughout his adult life. He coached Little League Baseball for several years, was a member of the Napoleon Athletic Boosters and loved selling Christmas trees for the organization. He was a University of Michigan fan and enjoyed fishing in Florida with his son. Leon loved attending his grandchildren’s sporting events. He was always glad when his daughter-in-law brought over leftover food. Even though he had diabetes for 42 years, he never complained or missed work. Leon was a hard worker and there wasn’t anything that he couldn’t fix. In addition to his wife, Phyllis, of 51 years, he is survived by his children, Craig (Tracy) and Curt; brother, Lyle; brother-in-law, Ken Yeager; grandchildren, Tyler, Elora and Hayle; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Beryl and Merl; his sister, Louraine Yeager; and niece, Shari Jones. The family respectfully requests that in lieu of flowers, donations may be shared with the Heart ‘O the Lakes United Brethren Church benevolence fund or Sunday school (7031 Jefferson Road, Brooklyn, MI 49230). The family will receive friends at the church Monday, June 16, 2014, from 4 to 6 p.m. with a memorial service with Pastor Kevin Cherry officiating to follow. A dinner will be held in the fellowship hall following the service. Interment of ashes will take place at a later date at Oak Grove Cemetery, Napoleon. Services provided by Nichols Arthur Funeral Home, Michigan Center.

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