West Plains, MO Location (417) 256-4141

Thayer, MO Location (417) 264-7242


Kerry Reid Pittman was born February 9, 1950 at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, the son of Wendall Reid Pittman and Jewell Forsyth Pittman, and departed this life on June 10, 2021 in Springfield, Missouri at the age of 71.

He was united in marriage on August 10, 1988 to Connie Sue Austin.

Kerry is survived by his parents, Wendall and Jewell Pittman; his wife, Connie Pittman; three children, Kelly Pittman and his wife Marylin, Kevin Pittman, and Amanda Huskey and her husband Troy; six grandchildren, Kendall Pittman, Keyshawn Pittman and his wife Molly, Ariel Crabtree and her husband Larry, Jr., Chloe Huskey, Maisie Pittman and Trenton Huskey and his wife Abby; four great grandchildren, Kutler Pittman, Myra Pittman, Kollin Pittman and Harper Huskey; four sisters, Lawanda Green and her husband Richard, Jean Gray and her husband Dennis, Brenda Risner and her husband Ronnie, and Gail Bell and her husband John; other relatives; and many friends.

He was preceded in death by one son, Robert Shiverdecker.

Kerry graduated from Thayer High School in 1968.  He was trained as a welder and held welding jobs all over the country, including on naval Destroyers and in nuclear powerhouses.

He was a Christian and raised in the Pentecostal faith.

Kerry liked working on his car, a 1968 Dodge Charger.  He also liked watching Nascar.  Kerry was also an outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting and fishing.  In his younger days, he rode and raced motorcycles.  However, most of all, he loved spending time with his family.

Kerry will truly be missed by his family and friends.

Funeral services for Kerry Reid Pittman will be held on Monday, June 14, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer, Missouri with Brother Anthony Woods officiating.

The family will receive friends on Monday, June 14, 2021 from 1:00 p.m. to service time at Carter Funeral Home in Thayer, Missouri.

Burial will be on Monday, June 14, 2021 in Thayer Cemetery in Thayer, Missouri with services under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc. in Thayer, Missouri.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to help pay for Kerry’s funeral.


1 Comment

  1. Carolyn Endicott-Martin
    June 15, 2021 @ 4:22 pm

    My sympathy to Kerry’s family. I have never heard anyone play the guitar and sing ‘Across the Bridge’ as well as Kerry did when he was a young man.