OBITUARY

Edgar Herbert (Herb) Pitts Jr.

November 2, 1938February 3, 2019
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Edgar Herbert (Herb) Pitts, Jr., age 80, of Maryville, passed away Sunday, February 3, 2019. Herb graduated from Athens College in Alabama with a Bachelor’s Degree, and also attended University of North Carolina, Emory University, Maryville College, and graduated from University of Tennessee with a Master’s Degree in educational administration. He worked at Chemstrand Research for over 5 years, taught at Maryville High School, and later started Blount Surveys in 1964 where he worked until he retired. Preceded in death by parents, Edgar and Willie Pitts; brother, Larry Pitts. Survived by mothers of his children, Helen Dutton and Louise Pitts; daughter, Griselda Pitts Lanza; sons, Michael Keith Pitts and wife Pam, George Mason Pitts, Kevin Edgar Pitts and wife Tracey; daughter, Anna Nicole Pitts Trent and husband Kevin; grandchildren, Jessica (Mike), Chelsey, Taylor (Spence), Michael, Greg (April), Chandler Faith, Kendal, Kara, Katelyn, Lance, Sydney, Nicholas, and Nathan; great-grandchildren, Henry, Penelope, Emersyn, Adele; sisters, Nancy Barber and husband John, Linda Putman, Thula Carter and husband J.V.; brother, Rodger Pitts and wife Jennifer; several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 12 – 1 pm Friday at Sherwood Chapel, 3176 Airport Highway, Alcoa, TN 37701 with the funeral service to follow. Pastor Roger Hurst and Pastor Gene Farmer will officiate. Interment will follow in Sherwood Memorial Gardens. Condolences may be offered at www.sherwoodchapel.com

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Friday, February 8, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, February 8, 2019

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Committal Service to Follow
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Edgar Herbert (Herb) Pitts Jr.

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Dean Moss

February 7, 2019

I have fond memories of Herb both in Boy Scouts and with Maryville Little League. He was a Classic!

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Biography

Edgar Herbert (Herb) Pitts, Jr., age 80, of Maryville, passed away Sunday, February 3, 2019. Herb graduated from Athens College in Alabama with a Bachelor’s Degree, and also attended University of North Carolina, Emory University, Maryville College, and graduated from University of Tennessee with a Master’s Degree in educational administration. He worked at Chemstrand Research for over 5 years, taught at Maryville High School, and later started Blount Surveys in 1964 where he worked until he retired. Preceded in death by parents, Edgar and Willie Pitts; brother, Larry Pitts. Survived by mothers of his children, Helen Dutton and Louise Pitts; daughter, Griselda Pitts Lanza; sons, Michael Keith Pitts and wife Pam, George Mason Pitts, Kevin Edgar Pitts and wife Tracey; daughter, Anna Nicole Pitts Trent and husband Kevin; grandchildren, Jessica (Mike), Chelsey, Taylor (Spence), Michael, Greg (April), Chandler Faith, Kendal, Kara, Katelyn, Lance, Sydney, Nicholas, and Nathan; great-grandchildren, Henry, Penelope, Emersyn, Adele; sisters, Nancy Barber and husband John, Linda Putman, Thula Carter and husband J.V.; brother, Rodger Pitts and wife Jennifer; several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 12 – 1 pm Friday at Sherwood Chapel, 3176 Airport Highway, Alcoa, TN 37701 with the funeral service to follow. Pastor Roger Hurst and Pastor Gene Farmer will officiate. Interment will follow in Sherwood Memorial Gardens. Condolences may be offered at www.sherwoodchapel.com