FRANKLIN - Arthur W. Pitman, 89, passed away Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019.
Born in Barnstead, New Hampshire, he was the son of the late Fred T. Pitman and Harriet M. Lawrence Pitman.
Art was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean War (1951-1955), attached to Strategic Air Command (SAC).
After leaving the military, he attended and graduated from the University of Colorado.
He retired from Pratt and Whitney, a manufacturer of jet aircraft engines. After retirement he enjoyed traveling to foreign countries.
Art was a member of American Legion Post 108 for 59 years, receiving many commander awards. He attended and participated in more than 800 military funerals with the VFW/American Legion Honor Guard and was instrumental in the construction of the Veterans Memorial of Macon County. Art was very involved in the delivery of Christmas cheer to local needy veterans. He was a Boy Scout leader for many years and was an avid golfer.
He is survived by a brother, Fred A. Pitman (Jean); two sisters, Doris Gordon and Bea Knight, all of New Hampshire; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A military service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20 in the chapel of Macon Funeral Home. Military Honors will be conducted by the VFW Post 7339 and the American Legion Post 108 Honor Guard.
Condolences can be made at maconfuneralhome.com.