A memorial service for Thomas J. “Tom” Pitts, 72 of Lawrence will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, November 2, 2015 at Lawrence Free Methodist Church in Lawrence. Tom died peacefully October 23, 2015 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Tom was born October 14, 1943 in St. Louis, Missouri the son of Ernest B. and Rhoda P. (Robertson) Pitts.
Tom served his country honorably in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War. He was a small business owner of a home foundation repair business for a number of years. He was always active in churches in the communities he lived throughout the years. Tom had three passions in his life: his faith, his family and baseball.
He married his high school sweetheart, Judy Henderson on June 18, 1966 in Webster Groves, Missouri. She survives of the home.
Other survivors include two sons, Andy (Debbie) Pitts of Lawrence, KS and Matt (Scott Evans) Pitts of Whitestown, IN; two grandchildren, Zachary and Courtney Pitts; his brother Ed Pitts of Pueblo, CO. He was preceded in death by his sisters, Shirley and Ginny.
The family will greet friends on Sunday, November 1, 2015 from 4-7 p.m. at the home of Andy and Debbie at 6212 Palisades Dr. in Lawrence.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in his name to the Lawrence Free Methodist Church or to the Lawrence Memorial Hospital Endowment and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary.