Robert Randolph Pitman

Born: Thu., Feb. 25, 1943
Died: Tue., Feb. 5, 2008

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GREENSBORO, GA – Robert (Bob) Pitman, of Greensboro, died Tuesday morning, February 5, 2008. Born in Jacksonville, Florida on February 25, 1943 Bob was the loving son of Ernest and Virginia (Dean) Pitman. Bob is remembered for his wonderful sense of humor, loving heart and generous spirit. He enjoyed golf, fishing and hunting and was an avid sports enthusiast. Most of all, he enjoyed his family and friends with whom he shared these adventures. After graduating from Terry Parker High School in 1961, Bob worked at Pitman and Sons Wholesale Produce in Jacksonville, FL. He married his high school sweetheart, Rebecca (Becky) Wolfe in 1963. In 1970, he and his family moved to Orlando to open Pitman Produce of Orlando. Upon returning to Jacksonville in 1973, he served as President of Pitman Produce of Jacksonville until his retirement in 2001. Bob was an active member of Parkwood Baptist Church, Deermeadows Baptist Church and most recently at Lake Oconee Presbyterian Church. Bob is survived by his wife, Becky, of 44 years along with two daughters, a son and their spouses: Allyson and James Lakeman of Greensboro, GA, Ann and Kurt Suhs of Johns Creek, GA and Robert Jr. and Jennifer Pitman of Jacksonville, FL, as well as 6 grandchildren, Colby Ann, Jameson Allyn and Robert Davis Lakeman of Greensboro, GA, Benjamin Suhs of Johns Creek, GA and Haley and Landon Pitman of Jacksonville, FL. He also leaves his brothers, Bill, Don and Charles Pitman all of Jacksonville, FL, sisters, Patsy Oviatt of Lake Park, GA and Kathy Trunnell of Jacksonville, FL, nieces, nephews and extended family and friends. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, February 9, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. at Deermeadows Baptist Church in Jacksonville. A Burial Service will be held at Walker United Methodist Church Cemetery, 2730 Walker Church Road, Greensboro, on Monday, February 11, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Dr. Joe King officiating. Serving as pallbearers are Bill Pitman, Don Pitman, Charles Pitman, James Lakeman, Edwin Wolfe, Gene Oviatt and Kurt Suhs. Serving as honorary pallbearers are Rodney Lay, James Gaff, James Caraway and Rodney Glover. The family will receive friends Monday from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Lake Oconee Presbyterian Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Georgia Chapter, 3715 Northside Parkway, Bldg 400, Suite 300, Atlanta, GA 30327. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at to sign the online guest register.

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Mike & Kathy Corbitt
   Posted Fri February 08, 2008
We are truly sorry to hear about the passing of Bobby. We have many fond memories of the adventures of Bobby and dads Tarpon fishing trips. We never saw a Tarpon or any other fish for that matter. They seemed to always enjoy their time together. May God bless you and your family during this time of grieving.

George and Dianne Leath
   Posted Fri February 08, 2008
Our deepest sympathies go out to your entire family. You are in our thoughts and prayers. George and Dianne

Randy & Virginia Patton
   Posted Fri February 08, 2008
Becky, Our hearts go out to you in thought and prayer at this time. You will find comfort in knowing that Bob is with God now! Randy & Virginia

Frank & Mary Ann McAfee
   Posted Sat February 09, 2008
Bob was a wonderful person who enriched the lives of everyone around him. He will be missed by all who knew him. Frank & Mary Ann

Paul Pitman
   Posted Sat February 09, 2008
Becky, My prayers are with you and the family at this time. May God grant you peace and strength in the days ahead.

Betty Pitman
   Posted Sat February 09, 2008
Thank you, Bobby and Becky, for always being my friend after I joined the Pitman family. Bobby was always thoughtful. Most recent for me was his father was in the hospital. His smile and sense of humor came throught when most needed. He will be missed greatly.

Donna and Wall Hallowes
   Posted Sun February 10, 2008
Becky; We have had you and Bob in our thoughts and prayers throughout this difficult time in your life. God Bless you and your family. Take care of yourself. Donna and Wally Hallowes

April Smith
   Posted Sun February 10, 2008
Words can't express the sympathy I hold in my heart for your entire family. Whether you are from Florida or Georgia, a large loss is felt by everyone that was touched by his life. Bob is probably in heaven with my husband Dewayne (Jennifer & Rob's uncle) fishing. There they are talking about Terry Parker High School and who caught the biggest fish here on earth. Becky, I do know what you are going through. Call me anytime. April Smith 770-503-7884

LoRaine Davidson
   Posted Tue February 12, 2008
Becky, I was so shocked to read about Bob. He was always so full of life and had a great sense of humor. I know your heart is aching and I am praying for you daily. LoRaine Davidson

Linda and Bob Sigmon
   Posted Wed February 27, 2008
Our deepest sympathies go out for you and the rest of the family. We will miss Bob. We had some great times together and he will be remembered forever.