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Troy Dean Pitts
July 3, 1934 ~ August 19, 2023 (age 89) 89 Years Old
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Troy Dean Pitts Troy Dean Pitts age 89 went home to be with his Savior Saturday, August 19, 2023, at his home in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. Troy was the eldest son of Gertrude Elizabeth Moffitt Pitts and Coy Levi Pitts born on the 3rd of July, 1934, in King Township, Johnson County, Arkansas. He was preceded in death by his father, Coy, his mother, Gertrude, his sister, Bobbie Lou Callahan, of Deming, New Mexico, his sister, Joyce Marie Hicks, of Hagarville, Arkansas, and his brother, Ray Gene Pitts, of Dardanelle, Arkansas.
Troy is survived by three siblings; his sister, Ida May Lantz of New Mexico, his sister, Mary Alice Mullinax, of Texas, and his brother, Willie Lee Pitts, of Arkansas. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Four children are survived by Troy Dean Pitts. His children, in birth order; are his daughter, Vannit "Vanna" Allene Pitts, his son, Lancy Dean Pitts, his daughter, Trolene Pitts Dodd, and his son, Troy Bryan Pitts. All four children are residing in Oklahoma. Troy is also survived by his grandchildren; Trudy Hope, Preston Reed and his wife Anastasia, Garrek Reed, Kaymen Pitts and his wife Kammy, Aric Dodd, Tyler Pitts and his wife Desiree, Logan Pitts, Aaron Pitts all of Oklahoma; Melia Pitts, of Texas, Alena Dodd Rogers and her husband Roy, of Arkansas. The great grandchildren surviving Troy are Lori Hope, Willow Pitts, and Silas and Saul Rogers.
A memorial service will start at noon, Sunday, September 17, 2023 at the Hagerville Rural Fire Department Community Building, 10577 HWY 123, Lamar, AR 72846. Troy's nephew, Pastor Dale Lantz of Blythe, California, will officiate the service. Food and fellowship will follow. Interment will be at Minnow Creek Cemetery, 9641 HWY 123, Lamar, Arkansas 72846. In lieu of flowers, the family recommends donations to https://www.gofundme.com/f/troy-dean-pitts to cover funeral costs and purchase a Memorial Cremation Bench to be placed at his gravesite for all to enjoy. Any extra funds will be donated towards Alzheimer's charity. Donations will also be accepted at the memorial service.
He was a proud active member of the Sheet Metal Workers International Association for over 58 years, until his death. He also taught for 13 years as Certified Sheet Metal Apprenticeship Instructor in Fort Smith, Arkansas. After retirement, he worked at MetLife as a security guard until 2003, which he thoroughly enjoyed, due to how he loved interacting with people. During the last active years of his life, he fulfilled one of his dreams of traveling all over the USA in his RV, making several trips with his mother, his sisters, his brother-in-law Bill, and with friends. Traveling Route 66 through Oklahoma to California was very special for him. Troy traveled it as a child, with his mother and father, when it was still a dirt road. He experienced Route 66 through the years as it changed and moved on into history. Troy's life was a site seeing journey, that has also moved on into history. His loved ones and friends will cherish their happy memories, miss him very much, and look forward to their reunion in Heaven.