James H. Pitts

October 5, 1920 - January 1, 2010
James H. Pitts

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James H. Pitts, Jr., 89 of Asheville died Friday, January 1, 2010 at the Charles George VA Medical Center. Born in Pelham, Georgia he was a son of the late James H. Pitts, Sr. and Lillie Alger Pitts.

He was a US Navy veteran of World War II and a graduate of UNC Chapel Hill. He worked for several years with the NC Board of Paroles and retired in 1977 from the Dept. of Human Resources where he was a confinement specialist. He enjoyed automobiles, gardening, metal detecting, and treasure hunting.

Surviving is his wife of 63 years, Fayellen Fullam Pitts; one daughter Linda Faye Pitts; one son James David Pitts; one granddaughter Amanda Pitts and many nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held at 3:00pm on Monday, in the Kirby Chapel of Shuler Funeral Home. Rev. Allen Raines will officiate. Burial will be private. The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to CarePartners Foundation for Adult Day Services, PO Box 25338, Asheville, NC 28813 or to Meals on Wheels of Asheville Buncombe County, 146 Victoria Road, Asheville, NC 28801.


Monday, January 4, 2010
12:00 AM

Kirby Memorial Chapel - Directions
125 Orrs Camp Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792

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  • January 03, 2010
    Jessica Whitaker says:
    My deepest condolences to the family of Jim! He was a personal favorite of mine at CarePartner's Adult Daycare. His sweet and lovable nature was so endearing to me! He was always singing and his darling voice will stay with me always. Thank you for sharing him with us!

  • January 03, 2010
    robert and debbie reavis says:
    GOD bless,our thoughts and payers are with you and your family

  • January 03, 2010
    bertie lemmond says:
    sorry about jim's passing ,will talk to you to later, love birtie

  • January 04, 2010
    Evelyn Wine says:
    We will miss him very much. Howard and I thought so much of him, and always looked forward to you and Jims return so we could visit with the both of you, I know how much you will miss him !!!! Thinking of you. Evelyn

  • January 04, 2010
    GAIL SETZER says:
    Dear linda and faye, I received the phone call last nite from Linda. Sorry to hear about "Jim". My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. It has be a honor to know all of you during this many years. You took really good care of him and know that. In God's amazing grace, Gail