Dr. Gary Wayne Pitts, age 74, of Boone, NC stepped into eternity on December 8, 2022. He was born March 14, 1948, in Norton, Virginia to Woodrow W. Pitts and Virginia Eloise Harrison. Gary grew up in Bristol, Tennessee where he played football and ran track. He went on to graduate from ETSU where he also ran track. After college he attended the University of Tennessee School of Medicine in Memphis graduating in 1973. Gary and his family moved to Boone in 1979, where he began his medical practice as a Urologist. For 38 years he ministered to the sick and hurting not only through his medical skills but, also, through his genuine care for his patients as a friend. He never failed to extend the love of Jesus Christ to all who knew him, as he was also a faithful Sunday school teacher for over 30 years. His infectious smile put every patient and acquaintance at ease. His journey here was a blessing and will be long appreciated and remembered by all.
Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 52 years, Susan Pitts; son Bryan Pitts and wife Hannah; daughter Tera Darner and husband Tige and their children Madison, Alex, and Kaitlyn; son Scott and wife Rebecca and their children Abi, Hannah and Noah; daughter Sarah Fisher and husband Jason and their children Elijah, Julianne, Ike and Bonnie.
Memorial services will be conducted Wednesday December 14th at 2:00 p.m. in Mount Vernon Baptist Church. Graveside services will follow in Mount Vernon Baptist Church Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family has asked for donations or memorials to be given to Watauga Humane Society, P.O. Box 1835, Boone, NC 28607, and/or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, in honor of Dr. Gary Pitts, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105.
Online condolences may be shared with the Pitts family at the website www.austinandbarnesfuneralhome.com.
Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Pitts family.