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Harold Cleon Pitts

September 19, 1946February 20, 2021
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Funeral Service for Mr. Harold Cleon Pitts, 74, of Greenville will be held on 12pm on Thursday, February 25, 2021 at Johnson Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Bethel West Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 11-12pm at the funeral home. Mr. Pitts passed away on Saturday February 20th at Jackson Hospital due to Coronavirus complications.

He was born to Bernice and Emmitt Pitts on September 19, 1946. He was the youngest of five children. He was raised in Georgiana, Alabama.

Harold learned to weld at the young age of 15. He excelled at welding and joined Pipeliner's Local 798 in 1965. He proceeded to perform pipeline welding across the country, including; the extraordinary Alaska Pipeline Project. He continued working until his death.

Harold also enjoyed farming. He planted pine trees, raised dogs, and managed cattle and goats. He was always productive, incapable of being sedentary.

Harold cherished and enjoyed his family. He was generous and empathetic. He had the greatest sense of humor and laughed heartily and often.

He was predeceased by his parents; sister Evonne; and two brothers Henry Pitts and Howard Pitts.

He leaves behind his wife, Richel Pitts of Greenville and five children, Christy Burkheart of Georgiana, Jimmy Pitts (Natalie) of Hampton VA, Jason Pitts (Michelle) of Robertsdale AL, Jessie Pitts (Jeanine) of Pittsboro, NC and Cleo Pitts of Greenville AL; sister Lois Harrison of Georgiana. Harold also leaves nine grandchildren; Jamie, Nolan, Jonah, Sophia, Jeremiah, Jordan, Chad, Grace, and June; four great grandchildren Jackson, Jenson, Amelia, and Kohen; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins; and several friends and coworkers around the world.

Pallbearers will be Hank Pitts, Javier Pitts, Lester Pitts, James Pitts, Norman Bolling, and Scott Hall.

  • FAMILY

  • Richel Pitts, Wife
  • Christy Burkheart, Daughter
  • Jimmy Pitts (Natalie), Son
  • Jason Pitts (Michelle), Son
  • Jessie Pitts (Jeanine), Son
  • Cleo Pitts, Daughter
  • Jamie, Nolan, Jonah, Sophia, Jeremiah, Jordan, Chad, Grace, and June, Grandchildren
  • Jackon, Jenson, Amelia, and Kohen, Great Grandchildren
  • Lois Harrison, Sister
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Hank Pitts
  • Javier Pitts
  • Lester Pitts
  • James Pitts
  • Norman Bolling
  • Scott Hall

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation

    Thursday, February 25, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, February 25, 2021

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Burial

Memories

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Chelsea Rittenbury

February 25, 2021

One of my favorite memories with Harold was the weekend of Jesse's wedding. We all went down to Tijuana one day and had a great time. Harold was always fun to be around. He was generous to all of his family members and friends in need. We will miss you, Harold!
We are praying Psalm 34:18 for the family.
"The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit."

Doris Jackson

February 23, 2021

I had the opportunity of working with Harold in Williamsport Pa. His daughter Christi is a dear friend. Upon meeting Harold for the first time he was eager to introduce himself an let me know who he was. I will never forget the smile an sincere Jesture. RIP Harold . To your Family You Have my Sympathy

Nelda Headley

February 22, 2021

So sorry to hear of Harold's passing. Just a shock. Harold was a member of our extended family for as long as I can remember. If he wasn't at our house, my brothers Norman & Neal were at his. Friendships that endure through so many years are rare. My sincere condolences to Harold's entire family. I know he & Neal are already reminiscing about the old days.

Nelda Bolling Headley

Kim White

February 22, 2021

Christy and Family,
I am so sorry for your loss . Wishing you the strength to face the days ahead and wonderful memories to cherish forever .
Prayers for you all.

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