Farming Rural 07

Thomas Edward Pitts, Sr.

November 18, 1930 ~ August 30, 2019 (age 88)

Obituary

Thomas Edward Pitts, Sr., 88 of Fayetteville passed away Friday, August 30, 2019 at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center in Fayetteville, NC.

Tom was born November 18, 1930 in Winchester, Kentucky to the late Grace Ritchie and Thomas Edward Pitts. He is also pre-deceased by his brother, Joseph Smyth Pitts.

Tom was a graduate of the University of Maryland and a faithful member of Snyder Memorial Baptist Church in Fayetteville, NC. He served in the United States Marine Corps. His tour of duties included the Korean Conflict and Vietnam. Tom retired in 1975 as a Major. He was a farmer from 1975 until 1992 in Pender County, NC.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at 11:00 am at Snyder Memorial Baptist Church with Rev. Bruce Hermann, officiating. The family will receive friends in the Gathering Hall at the Church on Tuesday from 10:00 am until 11:00 am. Burial will be held at Greenlawn Cemetery on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at 3:00 pm in Wilmington, NC with military honors.

Tom is survived by her beloved wife of 67 years Elsie Carter Pitts of the home; son, Thomas E. Pitts, Jr., of Mars Hill, NC and sisters, Ann Latta of Lexington, Kentucky and Ruth Weaver of Denver, Colorado and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Arrangements by Jernigan-Warren Funeral Home, 545 Ramsey St. Fayetteville, NC 28301.

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Services

Visitation
Tuesday
September 3, 2019

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Snyder Memorial Baptist Church
701 Westmont Dr.
Fayetteville, NC 28305

Funeral Service
Tuesday
September 3, 2019

11:00 AM
Snyder Memorial Baptist Church
701 Westmont Dr.
Fayetteville, NC 28305

Committal
Tuesday
September 3, 2019

3:00 PM
Greenlawn Memorial Park
1311 Shipyard Blvd
Wilmington, NC 28412

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