Perry Allen "Papaw" Pitts

April 28, 1929December 24, 2013

BOSSIER CITY, LA – Perry Allen Pitts ”Papaw” was surrounded by his loving family when he went to his heavenly home on December 24, 2013 and is now at peace. He was born in Bessemer, Alabama on April 28, 1929 and moved to Louisiana in 1955. Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. until service time at Hill Crest Memorial Chapel Sunday, December 29, 2013, graveside services will follow in Hill Crest Memorial Park with Brother Ben Jordan officiating. Perry was a proud veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was a paint contractor for over 30 years until his retirement in 1992, and was respected by all in the industry. He loved his family dearly; each one had a special place in his heart. A man of his word and living by the saying “Right’s right – Wrong’s wrong.” “Papaw,” an avid sportsman, was so proud to have grandsons he could teach and respect the sport of hunting and fishing. His hunting “buddies” will miss him greatly. He was preceded in death by his parents James and Ellen Pitts; sisters, Lou Blalock, Catherine Bowman, Erma Jones and Wanda Wilson; brothers Kenneth Pitts and Jake Pitts. Perry is survived by the love of his life and best friend of 64 years, Frances Wade Pitts. Their marriage was the perfect love story! He is survived by his daughters, Judy Murphy and partner Larry Hawkins, Linda Bundrick and partner David Loudermilk; grandchildren, Melissa Bolton, Angela Skillingstad and husband Monty, Ashley Hebert and husband Michael; great grandchildren, Cameron and Cole Davis and Brandon and Blake Bolton and their father Chuck Bolton; great -great –grandchildren, Kynsie Davis and Ashton Hebert,brother Phillip R. Pitts as well as all his loving in-laws and a host of nieces and nephews who called him “Uncle Dink” and many friends which all loved him and respected the way he lived his life. We will miss him greatly, but never forget our special memories with him. Words of comfort may be left for the family at


  • Visitation Sunday, December 29, 2013
  • Graveside Service Sunday, December 29, 2013

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February 5, 2014

God bless the family of Mr. Pitts

Steve Robinson

January 8, 2014

Linda, I was so sorry to hear about the passing of you Dad. I wanted to call you and express my sympathy to you in person, but the phone number I had for you was not a good one.
God Bless you and your family, Steve Robinson

Miriam McDaniel

December 30, 2013

Dear Francis, Judy and Linda: My sincere sympathy to all of you in the loss of your wonderful husband and father. I am so sorry that I was out of town and not able to be there for the service. I know what a comfort it must have been for him to have his family by his side at all times. Your devotion to him was such an inspiration to all. Just know that you have been in my thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time. I was privileged to benefit from his generosity and enjoyed those wonderful tomatoes that he took such pride in growing. Much love and sympathy, Miriam McDaniel

December 30, 2013

Aunt Frances, Judy and Linda, may God be with you and your families during this sad time. Uncle Dink was a special man and will be missed dearly by all. My love to you all, Patti Pitts Smawley

December 29, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of y'all...especially Blake who is our connection to this man.

Greg Carney and Nancy Brown

Bob Wilson

December 29, 2013

My prayers and deepest sympathy for all the family at this time. Dink was a kind and caring man who will be missed by all.

Nubby Downs

December 28, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers to the family. He was a wonderful man.

For the Commanders, Carroll R. Michaud

December 28, 2013

The Final Salute

“Brothers in Arms”, Military men and women down through the centuries, have traditionally exchanged “Hand Salutes” as a sign of recognition and as a way to render courtesy and respect one to another.

This “Hand Salute” is the last that we shall render to Perry Allen Pitts our “Brother-in-Arms”. To his family it symbolizes the love and respect that we have for Perry. And to Perry it is rendered as a symbol of honor and gratitude to thank him for the devoted and selfless service he rendered to his country during the Korean War while serving in the U.S. Navy. Perry, we commend you for your honorable service. You are a true patriot, who served with honor and distinction. You upheld the finest qualities of an American patriot warrior: courage, commitment, Generosity, sacrifice, love and devotion to family and country. You were a true friend. We bid you a sad farewell. You will be dearly missed from among our ranks. Be at Ease. Rest in Peace.

On behalf of the 1,261 military veteran Legionnaires of Lowe-McFarlane Post 14 of the American Legion and the 233 veterans of VFW Post 2238 in Shreveport, Louisiana, we extend our sympathies and our condolences to Perry's family and loved ones.

Stephen J. Lavery, Commander, American Legion Post 14
5315 South Lakeshore Drive, Shreveport, LA 71109

James Mazariz, Commander, VFW Post 2238
1245 Gary Street, Shreveport, LA 71101

December 28, 2013

Judy and Linda,Your in my thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time. May God's Peace be with you.
Sandra Lambright

Larry Jones

December 28, 2013

Condolences to the family. Perry was a great and honest man who always offered a helping hand to anyone. I thought a great deal about "Mr. Perry"

Thank you sir, for your service to our country in the United States Navy.