Service Information:

February 1st, 2020 at 01:00 PM
Memorial Park Funeral Homes & Cemeteries East - Braselton Chapel
5257 Green Street Hwy.53 Braselton, GA 30517

Mr. Alan Young Pittard, Jr., 72

Alan Young Pittard, Jr., 72, of Braselton, GA, passed away early on January 22, 2020 after a brief illness. He was born in Duluth, GA in 1947, graduated from Duluth High School and was a proud graduate of the University of Tennessee (Go Vols!)

Alan lived in California for many years. He returned to Georgia and was so happy to have reconnected with friends and family. He loved watching the Tennessee Volunteers and the Oregon Ducks.

Alan had a distinguished career at Motorola, which spanned over 40 illustrious years and Motorola was where he met his wife, Kathy.

Alan was an avid golfer and he never missed a chance to share his love of golf with his family and friends.  He is survived by his loving wife of 35 years Kathy and his twin daughters, Kate (Ryan) of Portland, OR, and Kristen (James) of Atlanta, GA. Alan is also survived by brothers Richard (Kay) of Buford, GA, and Stephen (Jennifer) of Macon, GA. Also survived by nieces and nephews and many cousins.

Alan was preceded in death by his parents, Alan and Judy, and brother Joseph.

Services will be held at the Memorial Park Funeral Home in Braselton, GA on Saturday, February 1st at 1:00pm. Jimmy Davis is presiding.


In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society in Alan’s honor.


Memorial Park Funeral Home Braselton Chapel, 5257 Green Street Hwy 53, Braselton, Georgia 30517 is in charge of arrangements.

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Dan Bennett 2020-01-25 12:26:27
Alan and I became friends when we were 5 years old during vacation Bible school. I was in awe of his thick red hair. We grew up together in Duluth, played together, dated together and once or twice got into trouble together(nothing serious), just childish devilment. In the last few years we enjoyed playing golf together on a regular basis. I didn't realize how much I loved that guy until after he was gone. I will miss my friend. I will miss him deeply. Someday I hope to meet up him again. I've never seen a red headed angle!
Jay & Linda Smith 2020-01-25 12:55:56
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.
Colleen haynes 2020-01-25 13:09:59
So sorry and heartbroken for your family and to all those knew him and loved him. He was an intelligent loving gentle man and will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Love to all his family.
Barbara Knox Luckhurst 2020-01-25 22:48:39
So sorry to hear of Alan’s passing. Thoughts and prayers to all the Pittard family.
Penny Pittard Maroldo 2020-01-26 13:44:26
My heart goes out to all Alan's family and friends. My first cousin and I had some great times together as kids. We were born only a few days apart at the tiny, brand new Joan Glancy Memorial Hospital in Duluth, GA. Our moms actually shared a room. I have such fond memories of time spent at his home in Duluth when my family would visit in the summers. Aunt Judy and Uncle Alan were so sweet to allow us ruffians (Alan, Ricky, Chip and me) to play in the red clay across the street in front of the Duluth factory and then bring that mess back to their home. I am thankful that I got to spend a little time with Alan and Kathy and meet their family at the Pittard Reunion in Duluth in 2003. Just wish I had lived close enough to really visit. Alan was a typical Pittard man; smart, capable, strong, but with infinite patience and sweetness. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. RIP dear cousin.
Buddy Roper 2020-01-27 07:42:42
Saddened to hear of Alan’s passing May God hold each one of the family tight by showing his love
brian calvin 2020-01-27 11:39:39
My heart goes out to the entire family in this time of grief. Although I have never met Alan, I can imagine the kindness and love in his heart, and that the touched all of those he came in contact with. I say this, because of my working relationship with his daughter Kristen. There are very few people I have met in my career that brighten a room, as she does. She too, is kind to others, and sees the good that they bring. May peace be with you all.
Paul and Trish Hennon 2020-01-27 13:36:41
We wish to send our most sincere condolences to the entire Pittard family. Alan was a wonderful person and loving family man. We feel fortunate to have shared fun times with him and his family and we will treasure those times always. Wishing you all peace.
Richard Gilbert 2020-01-28 15:53:13
I am shocked and saddened by the passing of Alan. He was a great friend to all, and truly had no enemies. Alan was a big part of my growing up in Duluth, creating many memories I will cherish forever. I can only wish Kathy and the twins the peace and comfort than God can supply. Alan, my friend, you will be greatly missed.
Susan Gilbert 2020-01-29 09:29:14
When Richard and I were dating, his "gang" was Ricky Pittard, Noel Summerour and Alan. He took me to his house one day to meet them. Alan wondered how I knew his name. Richard told him I worked with his mother. Alan was in our wedding. When he and Kathy came back to the area, Richard and Alan reconnected. We have so enjoyed being with him and Kathy. He will be missed by so many. Our prayer is for Kathy, Kate and Kristen, as well as Ricky and Reno, that God will give comfort and peace during this very difficult time.
Susan Westover 2020-02-01 11:20:17
Our thoughts and prayers are for you Kathy, and family to find peace in this difficult time.
Charles and Pat 2020-02-01 19:20:16
It’s sad to lose a 1st cousin, and moreso when so young. I cherish re-connecting, and meeting Kathy, when you moved back to GA! We send hugs, love and Prayer!
Kathy Thompson 2020-02-01 23:06:56
It was with a heavy heart that I received the news of Alan’s passing. I worked with him at Motorola for many years. When he moved to California and met Kathy I had the pleasure of visiting with them and enjoyed getting to reminisce with an old friend and making a new friend on Kathy. When Alan moved back to Georgia it was great to catch up with him and Kathy. His memory is something I hold on to as a friend. Sending prayers of comfort to Kathy and his girls and the rest of the family.
Donna Hansen 2020-07-22 16:31:10
Dear Kathy, We just learned of Al’s passing. We have many great memories of you and Al. We extend our deepest sympathy to you, Kate and Kristen. Sincerely, Jimmy & Donna Hansen, Dublin, CA
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