Harry Barton Pitts, 81

Harry Barton Pitts, 81, Indianapolis, passed away at 12:47 p.m. on Wednesday, June 25, at Community North Hospital in Indianapolis. He was born to the late Vane and Maude (Knight) Pitts on Jan. 26, 1933 in Salem.

He married Janice S. Rife on Dec. 14, 1957; she survives. Harry served and retired from the United States Army after 21 years of service to his country. He worked for Cohron’s Manufactured Homes in Indianapolis, and drove a truck for Burlington Trucking. He was a member of General Assembly and Church of the Firstborn both in Indianapolis. He was also a member of American Legion in Indianapolis, and VFW Post 286 in Wabash.

Along with his wife, Janice; he is also survived by two sons, Craig Pitts, Willow Branch, and Keith Pitts, Indianapolis; six grandchildren, Tabatha Pitts, Indianapolis, Jessica Pitts Johnson, Seiling, Okla., Richard Pitts, Greenwood, Barbara Pitts, Indianapolis, Sara Pitts, Lacy, Wash., and Sheila Sue Pitts, Greenfield; 10 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Martha Jane Worrell, Venice, Fla. He was preceded in death by two brothers and four sisters.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, June 30, at McDonald Funeral Home, 231 Falls Avenue, Wabash, with Pastor Aaron Branham officiating the service. Burial will follow in the Friends Cemetery, Wabash. Visitation for family and friends will be from 12-2 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home.

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Posted on 2014 Jun 26