Jack Warren Pittard, Sr. Age 90 of Duluth, GA died Tuesday June 21, 2011. Funeral Services will be held, 11:00am Saturday, June 25, 2011 at DeFoor Baptist Church with Rev. Frank Whitmire Officiating. Burial will follow at Crestlawn Memorial Park with Military Honors. Mr. Pittard will Lie In State from 10:00am to 11:00am before the service. Mr. Pittard is Preceded in death by: (3) Brothers: Joseph Lee Pittard, James Edward Pittard, and Bobby Brown Pittard, The Mother of his Children Louise Rivers Pittard and Grandchild, Gable Allan McMichen. Survivors Include: Wife, Salee P. Pittard of Duluth, GA; (4) Daughters, Krista Pittard McMichen and Husband Mark of Atlanta, GA, Andrea Robbins and Husband Steve of Flowery Branch, GA, Anne Hertaus and Husband Ken of John's Creek, GA, Alexandra Mitchell of Roswell, GA; (2) Sons, Jack Warren Pittard JR. and Wife Patricia LaHay Pittard of Asheville, NC, Andrew Mitchell and Wife Heather of Seneca, SC; (1) Brother, Claude Wilson Pittard, JR and Wife Madeline of Smyrna, GA; Grandchildren Noah Bluesky Pittard, Greta Star Pittard, Hannah Pittard, Gabrielle Lee Ogletree, Joseph Ansel McMichen, Jackson Pittard, Elodie Veronica Pittard, Michael Robbins, Elizabeth Robbins, Erin Collins, Jill Hertaus, and Mercedes Anne. Great Grandchildren; Olivia Pittard and Georgia Pittard Jack was a loving and beloved husband, father, brother, grandfather and great-grandfather. He spent 70 years of his life as a machine tool shop owner and industrial appraiser, as well as 60 years as a member of the Leroy Duncan Lodge of the Masonic Order. He was a life-long member of the DeFoor Baptist Church on "Crooked Road" in the neighborhood that he grew up in and loved. Jack was a member of the "Greatest Generation" and was drafted into the Army in 1943. He served in the Artillery Division as an instructor during World War II and landed on the Phillippines in 1945. Although he attended high school for only a few days – it interfered with his paper route -- he convinced his commanders to let him to take the test for Officer Candidate School and was one of only 68 to graduate from a class of 270. He left the Army in 1946 with the rank of First Lieutenant. Jack was a passionate and fiery man who loved fishing, gardening, reading biographies of historical and political figures, and following the economic news and stock market. He came from modest beginnings – he told stories of a boyhood during which he woke up on more than one winter morning with a dusting of snow on his blankets because of holes in the roof. But he was truly a self-made man and built great success during his long and rich life. He was deeply generous and compassionate and helped countless people over his lifetime. His death leaves a painful void in the lives of all who knew and loved him. The Family will receive Friends 2:00pm to 4:00pm and 6:00pm to 9:00pm Friday June 24, 2011 at Castellaw Funeral Home Smyrna, GA. In Lieu of Flowers please make a Contribution to Children's Health Care of Atlanta at Scottish Rite 1687 Tullie Circle NE Atlanta, GA 30329 Or By Phone 404-785-GIVE. Castellaw Funeral Home Smyrna, GA in charge of arrangements *770-435-9038* www.castellawfuneralhome.com