Thomas Pitts

Obituary of Thomas Pitts

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Thomas Oscar Pitts (Tommy), age 72, of Fleetwood, North Carolina passed away on April 29, 2023 at 12:05 AM at the the Robbins House NC. He was born April 15, 1951 and graduated from Watauga High School. He also attended ASU. Tommy retired from Watauga County with over 30 years of service. Tommy enjoyed fishing and trap shooting but mostly spending time with his family and friends. Tommy was preceded in death by his father, John C. Pitts; grandparents, Tom and Fannie Townsend and Orpha Pitts; and brother-in-law, Steve Welch. Left to cherish his life is his wife, Dianna Lynn B. Pitts; mother, Nancy B. Pitts, one daughter, Jessica Abernathy; two sons, Jason and Jared Pitts. Tommy had two grandsons, Will and Oran Abernathy that he loved deeply; two sisters, Ann Pitts Welch and Cindy (David) Hinshaw. Tommy had several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins that he loved dearly. Family will be receiving friends on Tuesday, May 2, 2023 from 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM with a Funeral Service to be held at 2:00 PM at Poplar Grove Baptist Church, 1228 Poplar Grove Rd. S., Boone, North Carolina conducted by, Rev. Tim Kirby. Graveside Service with Military Honors provided by the Amcrican Legion Post #130 and the Disabled American Veterans Chapter #90 will follow at Pitts Cemetery. Flowers are accepted or donations can be made to the Pitts Cemetery care of Ann Welch. 214 Old Clayton Rd in Boone, NC 28607 Online condolences may be shared with the family at the website Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Pitts family.
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