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1501 W. Lexington Ave.
Independence, MO 64052
Phone: 816-252-7900
Jess Pittman

Jess Robert "Buzz" Pittman Jr.

Thursday, April 6th, 1950 - Saturday, January 5th, 2019
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Jess Robert “Buzz” Pittman, Jr., of Blue Springs, MO, passed away Saturday, January 5, 2019 at St. Luke’s Hospice House surrounded by family. Cremation is planned with a memorial gathering of friends and family will be held from 6 to 8:00 p.m., Thursday evening at the Speaks Suburban Chapel, 18020 E. 39th St., Independence, MO 64055. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to the St. Luke’s Hospice House 3516 Summit St., Kansas City, MO 64111. Buzz was born April 6, 1950 in Martin City, MO to Jess R. and Wanda Lou (Hutton) Pittman, graduating from Grandview High School in 1968. He had worked as a millwright, most recently, for Automatic Systems Inc. for several years until he retired in 2005. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle, spending time working on his lake property and most of all attending events and spending time with his grandchildren. He was a member of the Millwright Union Local #1529. Survivors include; his loving wife Gladys “Pearl” Pittman of the home; 3 sons, Jess R. Pittman III of Kansas City, MO, Tony Pittman and wife Mica and Austin Pittman and wife Shelley all of Blue Springs, MO; a brother, Mike Pittman and wife Carol Ann of Grandview, MO; 2 sisters, Carol Sue Blackmore and husband Dick of Grandview, MO and Eileen Beals and husband Larry of San Antonio, TX; 7 grandchildren, Jess, Tyler, Courtney, Gaige, John, Alich and Eli; 2 step grandchildren, Kayla and Arielle and 3 step great grandchildren, Brody. Oliver and Walter. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Sandy Cole. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at (Arrangements: Speaks Suburban Chapel (816) 373-3600)
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  • Visitation

    Thursday, January 10th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Thursday, January 10th, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Speaks Suburban Chapel
    18020 E. 39th Street
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    Memorial Gathering of friends and family
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Gladys Pittman

Posted at 01:27pm
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Cheryle Miller

Posted at 09:21pm
My sincere condolences Cheryle Miller
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Posted at 11:57am
Pearl and Family, Dora and I send our deepest condolences. Jess was a great friend, I will always have happy memories of all the rides we did on our bikes. Rest in Peace my Friend. here are a couple of pictures from some trips we did. Joe Barlow

William Harvey

Posted at 12:12am
We are sorry for your loss and send out prayers to all the family and friends. He was outstanding man And always was happy with life RIP my Brother

Gladys Pittman

Posted at 09:37pm
No words can express our gratitude for the excellent personal care that was provided for our family during a very difficult time.
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