Robert Lewis “Bob” Pittman

In Loving Memory: Robert Lewis “Bob” Pittman (January 2, 1935 – August 3, 2023)

Robert Lewis “Bob” Pittman, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, passed away on August 3, 2023, in Amarillo, Texas. Born on January 2, 1935, in Lubbock, Texas, to Velma and Gean Pittman, Bob’s life was filled with love, laughter, and cherished memories.

After joining the Air Force in 1953, Bob served his country for four years as a dedicated radar operator, even venturing to Africa during his service. Upon returning home, he pursued his passion for radio and became a licensed radio operator. Bob’s talents led him to KMUL, and later he was recruited by KGNC radio in Amarillo as a broadcaster and salesman. In 1968, Bob embarked on a new journey as he joined KVII, marking the beginning of an era where he would earn the moniker “the voice of Amarillo” and shared his gift of communication with the community. His career spanned almost three decades, culminating his well-deserved retirement in 1996.

Bob’s retirement years were spent at Coulter Gardens, where he continued to brighten the lives of those around him. Known for his infectious smile and silly jokes, he had a wonderful sense of humor that brought joy to all who knew him. Bob cherished his family and created lasting memories on annual trips to Durango, Colorado, where fishing, and quality family time were shared.

His faithfulness to the Lord was evident in every aspect of his life, as he found solace and love within his church community. Bob’s dedication to his faith and his warm heart touched the lives of many.

Bob’s love for gardening was a shared passion with his wife, Donna. Together, they spent years nurturing their garden and sharing the fruits of their labor with others. His green thumb and the beauty he cultivated will be remembered by all who witnessed it.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Velma and Gean Pittman, and his sister Frances Minckler. He is survived by his devoted wife of 60 years, Donna, their children Dean Pittman (Xenial), Gene Pittman (Sheryl), and RaDonna Guzman, as well as eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. His legacy of love, laughter, and cherished memories will forever remain in the hearts of those who were blessed to have known him.

Join us as we commemorate the life of Bob, a time to remember his legacy and the deep influence he left on the lives of his dear ones.

A celebration of his life will take place at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 8, 2023, at Central Church of Christ in the Chapel located at 1401 S. Madison.

All friends and family members are warmly invited to come together for visitation and viewing, offering their presence and providing solace to the family starting at 1:00 p.m. prior to the service.


  1. Bonnie Patrick Morrison

    Bob was amazing. I grew up loving Bob, Donna, the “twins” and RaDonna. Bob was one of the kindest men I ever had the privilege of knowing. To the family my thoughts and prayers are with you.
    ❤️ Bonnie

  2. Margie Schwartz

    Bob, Donna and family were dear friends when I was living in Amarillo. Our families were close and enjoyed spending time together. What I remember most about Bob was his loyalty. May his family know you close in thought and heart during this difficult time.

    Margie (Patrick) Schwartz

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