Pittard, Henry Sims

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Henry Sims Pittard, age 69, of Riner moved to his heavenly home on Friday, December 7, 2018. He was born in Lynchburg to the late Henry and Nancy Pittard and was raised in Altavista.

He attended Ferrum College and graduated from Virginia Tech in 1972. He attended Blacksburg Christian Church where he held the office of Sunday School Superintendent, was a member of the board, and involved in all church activities. Henry retired from Virginia Tech Services. He was a Mason for 30 years, a member of the Hunters Lodge #156 A.F. & A.M. as well as Snowsville Lodge #159 A.F. & A.M.. Henry was District Instructor of work for 25 years, assisting brother Masons in becoming leaders in the Lodge of Masonry.

He survived by his wife, Linda F. Pittard; three step-children, Anthony Dove and wife, Gayle, Wendy Roope, Gidget Dove-Link; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; his brother and sister-in-law, James and Joyce Pittard; sister, Ann T. Pittard; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Harry and Alene Freer; brother-in-law, Randy Freer; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Joann and Larry Overholser.

Memorial services will be held Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Blacksburg Christian Church with Rev. Gary McCoy officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Blacksburg Christian Church 240 Watson Ave., Blacksburg, Va. 24060 Arrangements by McCoy Funeral Home, Blacksburg.