David E. Pitts, Sr., 76, of Pioneer, and formerly of Somerset, Michigan, passed away Wednesday afternoon at Genesis Health Care Center in Bryan. He was born on July 9, 1937 in Hillsdale, Michigan to Earl and Helen (Duncan) Pitts. David proudly served his country in the United States Navy. He married Mary Lou Alexander and she proceeded him in death in 2009.
David was a hardworking man who loved spending time with his family. He was also an avid listener of Elvis Presley. For many years he was a Bryan Times newspaper carrier in Pioneer, who was very dedicated and particular. He drove three routes on his golf cart 6 days a week.
David is survived by one daughter Julie A. Christian of Bryan; two sons, David E. Pitts Jr. of Bryan and Steven (April) Stuckey-Pitts of Stryker; one sister Marcia Pitts of Hillsdale, Michigan; two step children Glenn Dale Croy of Montpelier and Virginia Ann (Robert) McColpin of Robertsonville, Illinois; fifteen grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Mary Lou Pitts and one daughter Karen Newberry. A time to receive friends will be on Wednesday January 8th from 11am-1:30pm at the Thompson Funeral Home in Montpelier. A memorial service will be held at 1:30pm at the funeral home with Pastors Gary and Sandy Stuckey to officiate. Interment will follow at Riverside Cemetery in Montpelier with military rites provided by the Montpelier Veterans. Donations may be made to the Williams County Humane Society.