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Rick F. Pittman

March 19th, 1946 – June 2nd, 2018

Rick F. Pittman, 72, of Astoria, IL, passed away at 4:45 am on Saturday, June 2, 2018 at his home. He was born on March 19, 1946 in Canton, IL, the son of Richard and Bessie (McKean) Pittman. Rick married Linda Keller on November 29, 1970 in Macomb, IL. She preceded Rick in death on February 18, 2005. He later married Evelyn Gooden on May 23, 2009 in Colton, SD. She survives.

Survivors also include his step-son, David (and Kelly) Gooden of Kings Port, TN, step-daughter, Angela Curtis of Chester, SD, 10 step-grandchildren, 9 step-great-grandchildren, brother, Randall (and Carol) Pittman of Colchester, IL and his sister, Robin Pittman of Colchester.

Rick was a retired truck driver

Rick served in the US Marine Corps and was a Vietnam War Veteran.

He was a member of Grace Bible Church of Astoria and a lifetime member of the NRA. He enjoyed flowers and his garden.

Services will be held at 11 am on Thursday, June 7, 2018 at Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria. Pastor Ben Murray will officiate. Visitation will take place from 5 to 7pm on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Vermont Cemetery in Vermont, IL with military rites provided by the Astoria American Legion Post #25. Memorials may be made to Grace Bible Church of Astoria or Compassus Hospice in Galesburg, IL.


June 3rd, 2018

My deepest sympathy Evelyn. Rick will be missed, a fun loving man

June 3rd, 2018

I feel so Blessed to have had the opportunity to be a part of your lives, even if it was only for a short time. Meeting you both has been so special and I know Evelyn will always remain a Special part of my life. May God hold you in His arms and give you the strength you need in the days ahead. Jerry and Denis Barnes

June 4th, 2018

A big hearted man. His grandfatherly heart towards the kids of the community will be missed.

June 4th, 2018

So sorry for your loss Evelyn. Always remember the good times.

June 6th, 2018

Rick Pittman Family- I am so sorry for Your loss- I have great Memories of Ricky & His Family as We grew up as Neighbors- My thoughts & Prayers are with You all at this difficult time💕

June 14th, 2018

So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.