Vernon Pittman was the sixth child born to the late Jodie Pittman and late Helen Davis Pittman, on Feb. 25, 1931, in Gonzales County, Texas. He quietly departed his earthly tabernacle on Thursday morning, Sept. 28 in Gonzales, Texas.
Vernon was baptized into Christ at an early age in the Smith Creek Community, Gonzales, Texas. He received his education in the Gonzales County Public Schools; however, he left school early to pursue service in the United States Army. Vernon served in the Korean War in South Korea, and, throughout his military career, he received many awards including the Korean Service Award; the Bronze Star Award; the United Nation Service Medal; and the National Defense Service Medal.
Upon being honorably discharged from the Army, Vernon worked as a physical therapy assistant at Warm Springs Rehabilitation Hospital, in Ottine, Texas, where he provided dedicated service for over 40 years to people from throughout the United States who south rehabilitative services at the facility. Vernon loved helping patients obtain the best quality of life possible, despite their physical challenges. He worked with patients from all walks of life and enjoyed making them feel very special. Vernon retired in 1997, and then eagerly returned to his love for farming, growing vegetables, tilling the soil, raising cattle and being the collector and curator of his antique farm equipment.
Vernon loved his family. Although he was a single man, he ensured that his parents and younger siblings were always taken care of. He served as the primary caregiver to both of his parents prior to their deaths.
He was a strong and humble man, always willing to share his expertise and agricultural skills with anyone in need of assistance. Being a believer, Vernon knew that our Almighty God was the author and finisher of all things.
Left to cherish his memories is one daughter, Ms. Vernice Lowery; a large, caring, loving, and dedicated family; ex-coworkers, and a host of other relatives and friends.
Vernon will forever be cherished in the hearts of many. He was dearly loved and will be greatly missed.
There will be memorial services on Monday Oct. 16 at Harris Funeral Chapel at 11 a.m. Services entrusted to Harris Funeral Home, 127 Highway 90A, Gonzales, Texas 78629, 830-672-1075.