Phil Clayton Pitman, 86, of Mooresville, N.C., passed away on Monday, April 17, 2023, at the S. Mitchell Mack Hospice House in Mooresville.

He was born on August 4, 1936, in Mitchell County, N.C., to the late George and Susie McKinney Pitman. Mr. Pitman was a member of Missionary Methodist Church in Mooresville. He enjoyed fishing, camping, and just being outdoors. He loved his family and friends and spending time with them.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Joann Pruitt Pitman.

He is survived by his son, Rex Pitman and wife Maudie of Diana, W.Va.; sister, Mary Young of Marion, N.C.; grandchildren, Rex Pitman Jr., Abigail Oliver, and Shannon Oliver; step grandchildren, JW and Bobby Gillis; and great great grandchildren, Hannah, Karlie, Karter, Levi, Hudson, Taylor, Serenity, and Colton.

The family will receive friends on Friday, April 21, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Cavin-Cook Funeral Home. A graveside service will follow at 1 p.m. at Iredell Memorial Park in Statesville with Pastor Randall Macon officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Cavin-Cook Funeral Home, PO Box 977, Mooresville, NC 28115, to help with the funeral expenses.

Cavin-Cook Funeral Home & Crematory, Mooresville, is serving the Pitman family. Condolences may be made to the family at