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Christopher Pittman

At the young age of fifty, Chris is in Heaven now; his body is no longer sick and broken. He can run his bulldozer, rope all the steers he wants off the best horse, and play his guitar and drums in the evening.

Christopher Pittman entered the gates of heaven. Chris was born September 8, 1973, and passed peacefully in his sleep surrounded by his wife and children on January 17, 2024.

Chris graduated from Breckenridge High School in 1994 where he participated in band, FFA, & theater. He started his music career playing the American Legion Hall in Breckenridge and bars in Mingus and surrounding areas.

In 1997, he went to work for his best friend at Chase Harris Inc. and worked there for over twenty years. This was a dream job for him, so much so that he would run his equipment in his sleep. His ris Inc. was field title at Chase Harsupervisor, but if you asked Chris, he would say he had earned a “3rd degree blackbelt in bulldozers”.

Chris was the most talented person. Anything he wanted to learn; he was able to accomplish in a very short time. He could also give Paul Harvey a run for his money when it came to telling stories. In 1998, he decided he wanted to learn how to team rope. He started taking nightly roping lessons from Rhone Parks in his arena in Breckenridge, TX—even on the nights Rhone wished he and Chase would have stayed home!! After graduating from “Rhone’s Team Roping Academy,” he and Chase started regularly going to jackpot team ropings. It was during this time that he decided to learn to play the guitar. He borrowed a guitar from a friend and in a week, he could play about anything he wanted to play.

In 2001, Briar Bay was born and gave him his favorite title of all--Daddy.

Chris met the love of his life, Kakki Dobbs, in 2004 in Ranger, TX. Chris was he received the most selfless, diagnosed with stage five renal failure in 2006 and immediately started dialysis three days a week. Not long after starting dialysis, he was placed on a kidney transplant list. On December 11, 2007, lifesaving gift from his cousin, Brandy Hudson. She was his perfect match.

Chris & Kakki married on February 7, 2009, and made their home in Ranger, TX. They found out they were expecting triplets, but sadly, they lost “Baby C.” On July 25, 2009, they welcomed twins, Hayes Wylie & Brystal Layke. They added one more blessing to complete their nest on March 31, 2015, with the birth of Landree Kay Chris was preceded in death & welcomed into Heaven by Baby C.

Chris is survived by his wife & soul mate, Kakki Dobbs Pittman, his eldest daughter, Briar Bay Pittman & her boyfriend, Collin Cranock, his twins, Hayes “Haysie Boy” Pittman, Brystal “Brissie” Pittman, and Landree “Bay-Bay” Pittman, his father, Kenneth Pittman, father-in-law & mother-inlaw, who he considered his own, Mark & Kay Dobbs, a brother-in-law, he loved like a brother, Clayton Dobbs, sister-in-law, Vickie Dobbs, & a super cool nephew, Corbin Dobbs, his special aunt, Judy Whitt, whom he loved & adored from day one, four sisters, three brothers, and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces,& nephews.

In this life, we not only get the family God gave us, but we get to choose the family we get to do life with. Chris had his chosen family that he also leaves behind. They are Chase & Tyshawna Harris, Michael Strawn Vandygriff, Darwin & Tammy Archer, Richard Murray, and Josh Ausburne along with all their families.

Chris was loved by so many & will be missed tremendously every day.

A celebration of life service will be held at Woodbridge Church in Ranger, TX, on Saturday, January 27, 2024, at 2:00 p.m.

Memorial donations can be made to the Ranger Academy of Martial Arts. This is an organization that Chris & his family believed in and spent many hours working with other children and many others.

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