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Kip I. Pittman

September 14, 2000

Kip I. Pittman
Memorial services for Kip Pittman, 33, Morse, Texas, will be at 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 24 at Southside Church of Christ, Lawrence. Services were held Sunday, Sept. 3, at the Church of Christ in Spearman, Texas.

Mr. Pittman died Friday, Sept. 1, 2000, at his home after a two year battle with cancer.

He was born July 3, 1967, in Spearman, Texas, the son of Frank and Lucy Pittman. He grew up on a ranch near Spearman. After graduating from Harding University in Searcy, Ark., he served as a campus minister in Tonkawa, Okla. He was also a coach and social studies teacher in Kermit, Texas, and Booker, Texas.

He married Melissa Shipe on Dec. 22, 1989, in Lawrence.

He and his family moved to Lawrence in 1997 where Mr. Pittman worked as a youth minister at the Southside Church of Christ. He coached junior high girls basketball and volleyball for the Eudora schools. He also volunteered many hours directing and teaching at Kansas Christian Camp. He and his family moved back to Texas in August.

Survivors include his wife, Melissa, of the home; a son, Zane Pittman, of the home; three daughters, Hannah, Chloe and Sadie Pittman, all of the home; his parents, Frank and Lucy Pittman, Morse, Texas; two brothers, Chet Pittman, Morse, Texas, and Luke Pittman, Spearman, Texas; his grandparents, Erlis and Ethel Pittman, Spearman, Texas; and his grandfather, L.J. Norman, Granite, Okla. He was the son-in-law of Charlie and Mary Ann Watts, and Greg Shipe and Charlee Glinka, all of Eudora.

The family suggests memorials to Christian Camp Incorporated, c/o Jerry Myers, 3713 S. 34th St., Topeka, KS 66614.

Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home, Spearman, was in charge of arrangements.

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