David C. Pitts, age 86, of Murfreesboro, formerly of Cleveland, Ohio, passed away Sunday Dec. 2, 2012.
A native of Petersburg, Tenn., he was the son of the late Sidney and Laura Knott Pitts. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Nettie Hullett Pitts.
Mr. Pitts is survived by his son and daughter in-law Melvin and Terry Cunningham; grandchildren, Joshua and Chad Cunningham all of Murfreesboro; several nephews, nieces, and cousins.
Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Woodfin Memorial Chapel and 2 p.m. at Mt. View AME Church in Winchester with Rev. Robert Bailey officiating. Burial will follow in the Winchester City Cemetery.
Mr. Pitts was a retired educator. He received his Bachelor’s Degree from Alabama A&M College Mechanical Arts. He also attended Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland State University, and received his Master’s Degree in Educational Administration and Supervision in 1979 from the John Carroll University.
Mr. Pitts served in the U. S. Army from 1950 to 1952 during the Korean Conflict. He was ordained a Deacon in the New Sardis Primitive Baptist Church in Cleveland, Ohio in 1971 where he was a very active member.
Memorials may be made to Grandma’s Camp, c/o Marti Carrelli-Gilbert, 2044 Crescent Club Dr. Hixson, TN, 37343 in memory of Mr. Pitts.
Visitation will be Tuesday from 4-8 p.m. at WOODFIN MEMORIAL CHAPEL. 893-5151. Online condolences may be made at www.woodfinchapel.com.