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Robert James "R.J." Pitts Sr.

September 26, 1926 — October 4, 2023

Marked Tree

Robert James "R.J." Pitts Sr.

 

Robert James “R.J.” Pitts Sr., 97, of Marked Tree, Arkansas departed this Wednesday, October 4, 2023, in Marked Tree, Arkansas.  He was born on September 26, 1926, in Earle, Arkansas to Henry and Nora Ridding Pitts.  R.J. served his country for two years in the United States Army and twenty-nine years in the Arkansas National Guard.  He was a member and a deacon of Neiswander Baptist Church, served on the Marked Tree School Board and he coached Marked Tree Youth Sports.

He is preceded in death by his wife: Nora Faye Pitts, his parents, one son: George Wayne Pitts, grandson: Gerald Wade Pitts, great granddaughter: Mary Cooper Pitts, two brothers and two sisters.

R.J. is survived by one son: Robert Pitts Jr. and Melissa of Marked Tree, Arkansas, two daughters: Bonnie Thompson and Dean Kirby of Marked Tree, Arkansas and Helen Pitts and Melissa of Marked Tree, Arkansas, daughter in law: Doris Pitts of Marked Tree, Arkansas, twelve grandchildren: Robert Pitts III, Wendy Pitts, Jereme McFarland, Wesley Pitts, Heather Lucas, Jamie McFarland, Leslie Batchelar, Nora Leigh Harbin, Stephanie Tacker, Keith Hale, Brianne Smith and Holly Dillon, twenty-three great grandchildren, seven great-great grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and a host of other family and friends.

Visitation will be held Sunday, October 8, 2023, from 6:00p.m. until 8:00p.m. at Delancey Funeral Home in Marked Tree, Arkansas.

Funeral service will be held Monday, October 9, 2023, at 10:00a.m. at Delancey Funeral Home in Marked Tree, Arkansas.

Interment will follow at Marked Tree Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers family requests for memorials to be made to the Three Rivers Food Pantry 802 Liberty Street Marked Tree, Arkansas 72365 or to the Marked Tree Public Library 102 Locust Street Marked Tree, Arkansas 72365.

Arrangements are under the care of Delancey Funeral Home in Marked Tree, Arkansas.

www.delanceyfuneralhome.com

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Past Services

Visitation

Sunday, October 8, 2023

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Delancey Funeral Home - Marked Tree

508 Frisco Street, Marked Tree, AR 72365

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Funeral Service

Monday, October 9, 2023

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

Delancey Funeral Home - Marked Tree

508 Frisco Street, Marked Tree, AR 72365

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Burial

Monday, October 9, 2023

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