James Pittillo

James Edward Pittillo

December 31, 1923 - May 17, 2020
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James Edward Pittillo, age 96, of White Hall, left his earthly home for his heavenly home on May 17, 2020 Mr. Pittillo was born December 31, 1923, in McGehee, Arkansas, the son of the late James Earnest and Rosie Stuart Pittillo.

Mr. Pittillo was reared and received his education in McGehee. An avid lover of the outdoors, he enjoyed camping, hunting, fishing, and gardening.

An Army veteran, Mr. Pittillo served in World War II, including campaigns in France, Belgium, and Germany, where he fought in the Battle of the Bulge. For his service, he received four Bronze Stars and a Purple Heart.

Mr. Pittillo was a member of Bethany Missionary Baptist Church. He worked for Ben Pearson Archery for twenty-eight years and the White Hall School District for eight years.

Mr. Pittillo was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, an infant sister, an infant great-grandchild, his wife, Montre Perry Pittillo, whom he married July 18, 1942, and second wife, Tennie Tucker Pittillo, whom he married May 22, 1993.

Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Wayne and Betty Pittillo of Horn Lake, Mississippi, and James “Buddy” and LaDell Pittillo of White Hall; a daughter and son-in-law, Alma and Wendell Boast of White Hall; a step-daughter, Barbara Duckworth of White Hall; six grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; 11 step-great-grandchildren; and a sister-in-law, Jean Perry Robbins of Texas.

The family would like to express special gratitude to the doctors, nurses, and staff at Jefferson Regional and The Waters of White Hall for the care they gave during their loved one’s last days.

The family will gather for a private graveside service on Wednesday, May 20th, at Memorial Park Cemetery with Bro. Jonathan Witcher officiating. The service will be webcast at 2:00 p.m. on our website,

Honorary pallbearers include Gaylon Presley, Burnell Summerford, Jerrell Boast, Wayne Pittillo Jr, Chad Pittillo, Scott Pittillo, Barry Boast, and Bradley Boast.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may take the form of contributions to Bethany Missionary Baptist Church, 7122 Sheridan Road, White Hall, Arkansas, 71602; or Olive Branch Baptist Church, 5130 Bobo Road, Pine Bluff, Arkansas, 71603.
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    Wednesday, May 20, 2020 |
    Wednesday, May 20, 2020
    Memorial Park Cemetery
    6707 Dollarway Road
    Pine Bluff, AR 71602
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    The service will be private.
  • Interment

    Memorial Park Cemetery
    6707 Dollarway Road
    Pine Bluff, AR 71602
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Luwanna Harvill

Posted at 04:20pm
Thanks for allowing us at the Waters of White Hall to take care of Mr. Pittillo. We love you all. Please let us know if we can help in any way. Staff and Residents of the Waters of White Hall m

Tad, Robyn, Tripp, and Reece Thornton

Posted at 02:54pm
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