On May 31, 2018, beloved husband, father and grandfather, Clyde Andrew Pittser was ushered into the presence of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ at the age 87.
Clyde is survived by his beloved wife of 66 years, Alberta Luthy Pittser, of Friendswood,Texas; sister Juanita Watkins of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; his son, Leslie Pittser, of Friendswood, Texas; and his daughters: Geneva (Russell) Shores, of Webster, Texas; Mary (Mark) Reinhart of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Marie (Gary) Nassiff of Fort Worth, Texas; Amelia (Morgan) Enty of Spanish Fort, Alabama; and Nancy (Ray) Bradford of Friendswood, Texas; 17 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his son, Andrew Malcolm Pittser; grandson, Matthew Robert Reinhart; mother, Ellen Bernice Pittser; father, Andrew Hamilton Pittser; brothers, Monroe “Curly” Pittser and Kenneth Pittser.
Clyde was born on March 23, 1931 in Shamrock, Oklahoma to Andrew Hamilton Pittser and Ellen Bernice (Howe) Pittser. He retired from the U. S. Army after 21 years of service as an LPN, serving two tours in Vietnam, earning a Bronze Star, Army Commendation Medal, and several Good Conduct Medals. He also had tours of duty in Iceland and Germany, served as a personal nurse to President and Lady Bird Johnson as well as helping to retrieve the Apollo 8 Astronauts after their splashdown. Upon retiring, the family moved to Friendswood, Texas where they were active members of the First Baptist Church. He worked as a nursing burn specialist at Shriners Hospital for Children in Galveston, Texas, then an Industrial Nurse at Gulf Chemical in Texas City, Texas, and as a small business owner in several different ventures. Clyde was a great family man and a loving father and grandfather. He married his pen pal, Alberta Luthy, in 1952 and the couple had 7 children, losing Andy at the age 4 to cancer.
Clyde was a man of deep faith, serving as a Deacon at Sublime Baptist Church. He enjoyed sharing the Gospel of Jesus through his music at various Geriatric facilities in Halletsville, Texas and surrounding counties as well as with family, friends and the community. Being an accomplished guitarist and fisherman he instilled his love of both to his children and grandchildren. His family and friends will always remember him as a loving, generous, kind and thankful person.
Friends are cordially invited to attend a visitation with the family at 1:00 P.M. on Friday, June 8, 2018 with the funeral service to follow at 2:00 P.M. at Jeter Memorial Funeral Home, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, Texas 77546, (281) 992-7200, with Rev. Roger Hammonds officiating. Interment will follow at Forest Park East Cemetery, 21620 Gulf Fwy, Webster, Texas 77598. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Clyde’s life.
The family would like to thank all the caring doctors, nurses and staff at Baylor St. Luke’s Heart Institute for the loving care that they gave him in his final days. Flowers can be sent to Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at 311 N. Friendswood Dr. Friendswood, Texas 77546. (281) 992-7200.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Shriners Hospital for Children in Galveston, Texas.
Condolences may be sent to the Pittser family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.