Grant "Cookie" Pittman, 71, a resident of Chillicothe, Mo., died Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012, at Golden Age Nursing Home, Braymer, Mo.

Grant was born the son of Leon and Mae Vonzelle (Helm) Pittman on July 31, 1941, in Chillicothe. On July 7, 1996, he was united in marriage to Loretta Sue David, in Las Vegas, Nevada. She preceded him in death on Jan. 1, 2012.

He was a member of the United States Navy. Grant worked for the Kansas City Fire Department, and then for the Chillicothe Correctional Center for 20 years, retiring in 2002.

He is survived by three sons, Grant Pittman, Jr., Jeffery Pittman, and Robert Pittman; six daughters, Tina Pittman, of Chillicothe, Angie Iverson, Kansas City, Mo., Tracy Jones, Columbia, Mo., Tia Pittman, Chillicothe, Renee Sipes, Kansas City, and Candi Sipes, Kansas City; one brother, Harry Helm, Chillicothe; one sister, Norma Jean Holiday, Chillicothe; nineteen grandchildren; one great grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Loretta.

Services will be held on Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012, at 3 p.m., at the Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe. There will be a family visitation on Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012, from 2 p.m. until 3 p.m., at the Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe. Friends may call at the Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe, on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012, from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. Burial will be held at Meadville Cemetery, Meadville, Mo.

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Arrangements are under the direction of Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe.