Besides family -- especially his grandchildren -- and teaching, Pittman's passion was fishing. In fact, he and Mary Lou had recently moved to their new home in Cotter on the White River. A quote on his office door reads: "--believing that on the river you can find solitude without loneliness."
Wally had expressed one word to sum up what he liked most about Ozarka: "Students." He stated a few years back during an interview, "I enjoy all the students, but I really find non-traditional students interesting. The contribution they bring to class is priceless, and they usually do not realize how much life knowledge they have to offer. It is really great to watch them gain self-confidence in class."
Pittman will be missed by many of those students that he enjoyed teaching, as well as his colleagues and friends at Ozarka. There is a discussion on my.ozarka.edu for those students wanting to post memorials.
Mrs. Pittman has requested in lieu of flowers, to please donate to Ozarka College Foundation in Pittman's name. For more information contact the development office 368-2059.