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Leon Henry Pittman, 85, Orange

Leon Henry Pittman, 85, of Orange, Texas, passed away peacefully at his home on December 5, 2022.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, December 10, 2022, at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City. Visitation will be held prior to the service, beginning at 10:00 a.m.

Born in Beaumont, Texas, on January 9, 1937, he was the son of Jimmy Jackson Pittman and Olive Lola (Pousson) Pittman. Leon worked as a lab technician for Texaco for many years before retiring. He was a longtime member of the Oil, Chemical, and Atomic Workers International Union. Leon was a man of great faith and was a devout member of the Catholic Church. He was proud to have served as a Grand Knight and Deputy Knight for the Knights of Columbus. Leon was a loving, husband, father, grandfather, and friend who will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Lola Pittman; his wife, Joan Pittman; his brother, James “Jim” Pittman; his sons-in-law, Alan King; and Gar Fontenot.

Leon is survived by his loving wife, Bettye Brokl; his children, Lisa King of LaBelle, Michael Pittman and wife Christie of Mauriceville, Brandi McCown of Hope, Arkansas, Jared O’Neal and wife Keli of Destin, Florida, and Jennifer Wilsey and husband Donnie of Gautier, Mississippi; his grandchildren, Alan King, Jr. and wife Ali, Julie Feldschau and husband Michael, Cody King, Justin Pittman and wife Taylor, Jordan Backer and husband Brent, Brittney Pittman and wife Laura, Karli Stansbury and husband Grant, Cameron Johnson, Shyanne McCown and boyfriend Danny, Sage Wilsey and boyfriend David, Ethan Wilsey, Stella O’Neal, and Sophia Ryals; as well as 18 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild.

Honorary pallbearers are the members of Knights of Columbus.

The family would like to extend a special thank you and their upmost gratitude to Melody, Victor, Nicole, Tony, and especially Mary of Heart to Heart Hospice for their loving care.


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