Thomas J. “Tom” Pitts

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.

5 Condolences

  1. Lois Callihan on October 26, 2015 at 10:03 am

    Dear Judy, Andy, Matt and family,
    We are so sorry to hear about Uncle Tom. He was a wonderful man and will be missed. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. We love you and miss you all.

    Lois & Ed Callihan and family

  2. Kathy Walker Pratt on October 26, 2015 at 10:36 pm

    Wonderful memories of you, among we who grew up with you at Webster Groves High School shall remain strong. Our thoughts and prayers are with Judy and the family. Peace be with you from your classmates from the Class of 1961.

  3. Marcy Carmichael on October 27, 2015 at 8:16 pm

    Heaven’s gain is our great loss. Jeff and I loved Tom and Judy. They were so important to our faith family at Crestview. We will miss his presence on earth. Much love and comfort to you all. Judy, we love you!!

    Jeff & Marcy

  4. Jim and Jill Morrow on October 27, 2015 at 10:02 pm

    Dear Judy and family,
    We are saddened to hear of your loss. Tom was truly a wonderful person and we so enjoyed our times together at Crestview. Can’t help it but I still lament that folks we considered good friends are lost due to circumstances that separate us . We still mourn the loss of so many close acquaintances after 30 years of regular attendance. However we are blessed to remain in touch with many.
    May the peace of Christ be with you and your family. Please be in touch so we can continue to include you as one of our Crestview family friends.

  5. Kimberly Hiday on November 1, 2015 at 9:34 am

    Dear Judy and family,
    I just found out about Tom passing I am so sorry. My prayers and condolences to your family. he showed great compassion and heart and a willingness to help in any way when I first met him and his wife Judy at a Lamplighter weekend. I always wondered where God had love you but I knew you were working for his people. My prayers have always been thinking of you but especially now with the loss. My prayer is the peace and of comfort go out to you.
    In his service,
    Kimberly Hiday new life Lamplighter number 4 table of Deborah

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