|Birth: ||Nov. 21, 1914|
|Death: ||Nov. 28, 2010|
Ogene Pitts, 96, widower of Lucille Neoma Cox Pitts, died Sunday, November 28, 2010 at MeadowView Terrace, Clarksville, VA. He was born November 21, 1914 in Big Cabin, Oklahoma to Albert and Libbie E Seney Pitts. Mr. Pitts and his three brothers and two sisters helped out on the family farm. It was on the farm that he became very good at fixing farm equipment. Farmers from all around would come to the farm to have Ogene Pitts fix their equipment. Valedictorian of his senior class, Mr. Pitts graduated from White Oak High School. He furthered his education at George Washington University in Washington, DC, where he received a Bachelor Degree in Social Science with distinction in June 1963 and his Master of Arts Degree in Personnel Administration in September 1964.
He joined the United States Army in 1932 and was sent to school to learn about repairing military equipment. They soon found out he knew more than most of the instructors. Promotions came quickly and in 1941 he was commissioned into the Regular Army as a 2nd Lieutenant as an Ordnance Officer. In the years that followed, the following decorations and commendations were awarded to Colonel Pitts: Army Commendation Medal with three Oak-Leaf Clusters; American Defense Service Medal; American Campaign Medal; World War II Victory Medal; Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with one Bronze Service Star; Army Occupation Medal (Germany); National Defense Service Medal with one Oak-Leaf Cluster; Four overseas Bars; and the Legion of Merit. He retired in 1966.
After his retirement he took a job with the Virginia Employment Commission as an Appeals Referee where he became Director of the Department of Appeals Referee. He retired for the second time in 1979.
Colonel Pitts is survived by his sons, Stanley G. Pitts of Clarksville, VA; James M. Pitts of Sanford, NC; and Mark D. Pitts of Haydensville, VA. Eight grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren also survive.
Albert Pitts (1890 - 1989)
Libbie Ethel Seney Pitts (1893 - 1977)
Lucille Neoma Cox Pitts (1919 - 2001)
August Larrs Pitts (1913 - 2005)*
Prescott Ogene Pitts (1914 - 2010)
Doyle Brooks Pitts (1916 - 1991)*
Ravanell Alexandria Pitts Harris (1918 - 1999)*
Deward J. Pitts (1921 - 2009)*
Note: The above Memorial Obituary provided by Watkins Cooper Lyon Funeral Home, Clarksville, Virginia
Arlington National Cemetery
Plot: Section 13, Site 16042
Maintained by: Sara N. Pitts
Originally Created by: Anne Cady
Record added: Mar 22, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 67259949