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Gregory "Dale" Pitman, 64, of Hickory, passed away on Thursday, October 1, 2020, unexpectedly.

Mr. Pitman was born on September 7, 1956 in McDowell county to the late Jack and Anne Pitman. Dale worked as a delivery driver for Advance Auto parts. Those who knew Dale knew his love for hunting, fishing, riding motorcycles, and making people laugh.

Surviving his death include his wife of twenty-eight years, Kathy Wortman Pitman; sisters Beth P. Philips and husband Greg, and Lisa P. Martin, and her husband Jeff; daughter, Lisa Pyatte; son, Christopher L. Pitman; grandsons Jack Pitman, and Lane Pitman; nephews, Cole Poovey and Dexter Rhoney; nieces, Breanna Smart, Zoey Taylor, and Brandy Smart.

A memorial service for Dale will be held on Monday, October 5, 2020 at 11:00 AM in the Chapel of Heritage Funeral Service with Rev. Fred Thompson, and Rev. J.C. Bradley officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Carolina Caring at 3975 Robinson Rd Suite A, Newton, NC 28658 , or Catawba County Humane Society at 3224 20th Ave SE, Hickory, NC 28602

An online obituary is available at

Heritage Funeral Service and Crematory is serving the Pitman family.