Ruby Dorris Pittman

Ruby Pittman

Ruby Dorris Pittman, was born January 8, 1935 in Flora, Illinois to Sybill and Ed Sparlin, the youngest of seven children.  She passed away peacefully in her sleep, August 31st, 2012, at the age of 77 after a courageous battle with cancer.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Ed and Sybill Sparlin and her beloved brothers Howard and Bill.

She is survived by her husband, Jesse Charles Pittman of Texas City and her three devoted children, Jesse Carole Pittman, Mark Randolph Pittman and Teresa Ann Yust.  She is furthermore survived by her five grandchildren and three great- grandchildren as well as her siblings Evelyn, Judy, Francise and Melvin.

Ruby was a devout and loving mother, grandmother, wife and sister; her memory will live on in those surviving her for all eternity.

Ruby lived a long and full life.  She enjoyed traveling, fishing and a good conversation.  She had a successful career as a dedicated civil servant while raising her children and standing by her husband through his military and civilian career.  Ruby was a rock to those who knew her, steady, confident with wisdom and guiding words; she inspired and steadied us in our lives.

Throughout her life Ruby touched and enhanced the lives of all of those around her. We love and will miss her but she will always live on in our memory.

Visitation will be at Carnes Funeral Home in Texas City on Thursday, September 6, 2012 from 8 AM to 11 AM with the funeral service at 11:00 AM.  No graveside Services.
The family wishes to thank those who cared for Ruby at Christus St. John Hospital, Christus Homecare Hospice and Harbourview Care Center.