Gerald Conrad Pitts Sr.

September 14, 1942October 4, 2019

Conrad Pitts passed peacefully, surrounded by loving family on October 4, 2019 at Greenville Memorial Hospital.

Conrad was born in Gadsden, AL on Sept 14, 1942 to the late Sara Crawford Pitts and Knox Mullins Pitts, Sr. Conrad was married on April 22, 1967 in Birmingham, AL to Rita Ann Davis.

Conrad served in the United States Navy from 1964 to 1970. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration at the University of Alabama in Birmingham and he worked in telecommunication with AT&T for 35 years.

Conrad is survived by his loving wife, Rita Pitts, his daughter, Lori Dorsey, son Gerald Pitts, his granddaughter Sara Dorsey. Also surviving are a brother, Knox Pitts, and sisters Sharon Pitts and Sally Smith.

Conrad raced both motorcycles and cars, and was a lifetime avid lover of both. When he reached an age where he had to park the motorcycle, he threw himself into the world of Mini Cooper culture and belonged to / held service positions with Appalachian Mountain and Upstate Mini clubs.

Conrad loved his wife Rita dearly, and the two have always been inseparable. They traveled to almost all 50 states post-retirement except for Michigan, Alaska, and Hawaii in a truck camper. He always supported every endeavor of both of his children, and attended every play, recital, or game. His grandchild, Sara was the light of his life. He loved to brag about her dancing competitions or volleyball games.

A Memorial Service for Conrad will be held at St. Andrews Presbyterian church at 1860 Reid School Rd, Taylors, SC on Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 2:00pm Family and friends reception will begin at 1:00

Condolences can be made to the family at


26 October

Memorial Service

2:00 pm

St. Andrews Presbyterian Church

1860 Reid School Rd
Taylors, SC 29687

A reception with family and friends will begin at 1:00pm at the church.


Gerald Conrad Pitts Sr.

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janet alden

October 11, 2019

Rita, we are so sorry for the loss of Conrad. We so enjoyed seeing you both at the Mini Socials and events when we belonged. Conrad always, always, always had a smile. He had such a calming and kind demeanor and always made us feel so welcome. I know how much he loved you and his family. Please know that we are thinking of you all during this very difficult time. Janet and Bill Alden

Darren White

October 10, 2019

I think about my childhood often and how incredible it was to grow up with my group of friends (and their parents). Mr. Pitts was always kind, soft spoken, and "super cool." I do not have a single bad memory of Mr. Pitts and know that others in life would say the same thing. Please know that The White's are praying for all of you and pray for peace during this time.

With Love,
-Darren, Rhiannon, Caden, Colten
-Daniel, Allison, Amelia, and James

Bob Basenberg

October 8, 2019

Conrad and I worked together for many years at AT&T, where we became instant friends. We teamed up to race round track and sports car competitions, where I served as "mechanic" and Conrad drove. Motorcycle riding was another of our shared pasttimes. I loved and respected Conrad for his humble, laid-back personality and his ability and willingness to "try anything". He was an adventurous type and Rita was right there with him and game for anything he wanted to do. I often said that appearances were deceiving when it came to Conrad. He looked like a college professor, but was a daredevil at heart. He will be deeply missed.

Bill Ellis

October 7, 2019

Rita......My prayers go out to your family. Conrad was one of the finest people that I have ever known. On many occasions his calm demeanor and level head kept me out of trouble. He will surely be missed by many people.

God Bless