Woodrow W. Pitt Jr.
August 14, 1935 – November 15, 2020
Woodrow Wilson Pitt, Jr. born in Wilson, NC on August 14, 1935, passed away in Cape Canaveral, Florida on November 15, 2020. Known as Wilson to most, military and childhood friends knew him as Woody. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 62 years, Ann; Dear father to Deborah Armstrong (Breck), Abbie Grant (David), and Kathy Lowdermilk (Allen); Beloved Poppie to his grandchildren Katie, Trevor, Jennifer, and Carolyn, and great grandchildren James and Emerson. Wilson grew up in NC and became an Eagle Scout and Trombonist. College took him to Columbia, SC where he received his BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of South Carolina, attending on a US Navy Scholarship. After serving three years active duty in the Navy, he became a member of the Nuclear Division staff at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in Tennessee where he worked for 29 years. During his employment, he received his MS and PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Tennessee (UT). He was a registered Professional Engineer, and a Fellow in the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. He enjoyed teaching in the Chemical Engineering Department at UT during his employment at ORNL. While in Oak Ridge, TN, he was an active member of First United Methodist Church, a City Councilman, and spent leisure time playing golf. In 1989, a teaching position in the Nuclear Engineering Department at Texas A&M, took him and Ann to College Station, TX where he taught for over 9 years and enjoyed being an Aggie! While living in TX he became and active member of the Rotary Club and remained a Rotarian for the rest of his life. In 1999, retirement brought a move back to TN to the golf community of Fairfield Glade. As retirees they enjoyed worldwide travel, spending time at their beach home, golfing, and spending time with their children and grandchildren. Wilson was diagnosed with dementia in 2005. A final relocation in 2012 brought Ann and Wilson to Florida for warmer climate and family support. A military service will take place December 8, 2020 at 2:30 pm at the Cape Canaveral NationNational Cemetery in Mims, Florida. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to ADRC (Alzheimer’s & Dementia Resource Center, 715 Douglas Avenue, Altamonte Springs, FL 32714, in memory of Woodrow W. Pitt, Jr., or to the Rotary Foundation by website (www.rotary.org).
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Woodrow W. Pitt Jr.
December 1, 2020
Thinking of you at this time. We have not been in touch for a long time. We have good memories from the church, Salt Shakers, the co-op, your stained glass window. We are very sorry about Wilson, but hopefully he is at peace. May God bless you and your family.
Gene & Marsha Sanslow
November 25, 2020
Ann and Wilson will always be among my treasured memories. During the early days of his dementia, they shared their faith and compassion with all. They were active games, dances, outings, dining, and clubs that made retirement a joy.
May God bless and protect those Wilson left here on earth.
November 18, 2020
Know that Mom and Dad were there to greet Wilson when he arrived in heaven! Sad that Wilson is gone from this earth; I have so many fond memories of him (and the Pitt family!). But I’m happy he is now freed from the issues his earthly body had.
Thoughts and prayers are with the entire family. It must be extra difficult having to deal with everything in these crazy covid times. Sending much love!
November 17, 2020
My heart is heavy for you, Ann, and your family. Wilson was such a gentle soul. When asked,
Wilson was always 'vertical and able to take nourishment.' Now he is standing and singing with God's angels and eating from His banquet table. Sending my love, prayers, and blessings to all of you.