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Jo Crystal Pittman

CLEBURNE, Texas - Graveside service for former Lawton resident Jo Crystal Pittman, 85, Cleburne, Texas, will be at 2 p.m. Monday, April 16, 2018, at Sunset Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Robert Weger, pastor of Bible Baptist Church, officiating. 

Mrs. Pittman passed away on Thursday, April 12, 2018, in Dallas. 

Arrangements are under direction of Lawton Ritter Gray Funeral Home.

Jo was born May 24, 1932, in Gainesville, Texas, to Walter C. and Eliza Hannon Funk. She grew up in the North Texas area where she attended school. She married Sgt. First Class William Pittman in 1968 and they lived in Lawton for many years. Mr. Pittman passed away on April 12, 2002, in Lawton. Mrs. Pittman was a homemaker and attended Bible Baptist Church. She moved to Cleburne in February 2016 to be near her sister. Jo loved to crochet and sew and enjoyed making hats for her friends and family. 

She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Shari Smith, of Balch Springs, Texas; two daughters and sons-in-law: Beth Smith Bell and Clayton Bell Jr., of Florence, Texas, and Belinda and Joseph Gannon, of Titusville, Fla.; her sister, Audrey M. James, of Cleburne; seven nieces; one nephew; five grandchildren: Delsie Garner, Crystal Ann Stevenson, James Ray Dodson, Krista Woods, and Stephanie Wilson; six great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and numerous cousins. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, William Pittman; one son, Royal Arthur Pittman; two brothers: Herman Funk and Frankie Funk; and her sister, Mattie Walker. 

An online guestbook and sympathy cards are available at

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