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Striffler-Hamby Mortuary - Phenix City

3770 Highway 431 North, Phenix City, AL

OBITUARY

Richard Louis Pitts

September 20, 1934June 15, 2020
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Richard Louis "Buddy" Pitts, Jr., age 85, died June 15, 202 at St. Francis Hospital.

He was born September 20, 1934 in Columbus, GA to Mary Louise Dawkins Pitts and Richard Louis Pitts, Sr. His parents; his wife, Hazel Singleton Pitts; and son, William Richard Miller, preceded him in death.

He is survived by a daughter, Michelle Pitts Davis and her husband, Mike; son, Donnie Pitts and his wife PJ; grandchildren, Chance Pitts, Haley Haney, William Miller, Ethan Davis, Michaela Lightsey, and Brianna Poore; and great-grandchildren, Nevaeh Miller, Mila Poore and Hannah Poore. Also surviving are his sisters, Elizabeth Pitts Owens, Catherine Pitts Milligan and her husband Lee, and Virginia Pitts Pope and her husband Neal.

After growing up in Pittsview, Buddy served in the Air Force with a tour in the Phillipines. Following his military service, he had a long career as a skilled mechanic, working for many companies around the Chattahoochee Valley. He was happiest when he was fishing, attending and holding yard sales, building and repairing things around his home and spending time with his family.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00am Friday, June 19, 2020 in Lakewood Hall at Striffler-Hamby in Phenix City, AL with burial to follow in Pittsview City Cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 5pm until 7pm at the funeral home.

  • FAMILY

  • Michelle Pitts Davis (Mike), Daughter
  • Donnie Pitts (PJ), Son
  • Chance Pitts, Grandchild
  • Haley Haney, Grandchild
  • William Miller, Grandchild
  • Ethan Davis, Grandchild
  • Michaela Lightsey, Grandchild
  • Brianna Poore, Grandchild
  • Nevaeh Miller, Great-Grandchild
  • Mila Poore, Great-Grandchild
  • Hannah Poore, Great-Grandchild
  • Elizabeth Pitts Owens, Sister
  • Catherine Pitts Milligan (Lee), Sister
  • Virginia Pitts Pope (Neal), Sister

Services

  • Visitation for Family & Friends

    Thursday, June 18, 2020

  • Celebration of Life Funeral Service

    Friday, June 19, 2020

Memories

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Debra Rixner

June 18, 2020

Had so many memories with Uncle Buddy. He would tell me stories of his life and had so many laughs. Never forget when I went to Florida with them when I was young and had the best time. We would go grocery shopping and laugh about Aunt Hazel buying nothing but cleaning stuff and wonder what we were going to eat. Loved for him to make him money face. I would laugh so hard. He was a kind gentle man. He will be missed so much. So happy he’s not in pain anymore. Rest In Peace Uncle Buddy.
Love you
Debra

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