John Ross Pitts was born September 1, 1952 in Waynesboro, TN, the son of the late Joe and Marguerite Bastin Pitts. He was united in marriage to Sandra Lacher on July 7, 1973. Mr. Pitts was a 1970 graduate of Wayne County High School, a Mason, a member of the IBEW for 47 years, and attended the Waynesboro First United Methodist Church in Waynesboro, TN. He retired as an electrician for Wallace Electric in Memphis, TN and was employed by the City of Waynesboro. Mr. Pitts departed this life on November 5, 2022 in Waynesboro, TN at his home at the age of 70 years, 2 months, and 4 days.
He is survived by wife Sandra Lacher Pitts of Waynesboro, TN; daughters, Johna Pitts of Richmond, VA, and Martha Pitts of Murfreesboro, TN; son, John Ross Pitts II of Mt. Juliet, TN; sister, Sandy Pitts Martin of Waynesboro, TN; mother-in-law, Flora Evelyn Lacher of Waynesboro, TN; sister-in-law, Joy Pitts of Savannah, TN; brother-in-law, Richard Lacher and wife Carolyn of Waynesboro, TN; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Pitts is preceded in death by sister, Brenda Pitts Whitehead and brother, Joe A. Pitts.
Visitation will be on Wednesday, November 9, 2022 from 10:00am until 12:30pm at Shackelford Funeral Directors, Waynesboro, TN. Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, November 9, 2022 at 1:00pm at Memorial Gardens, Waynesboro, TN, with Dusty Malugen officiating. Burial will follow in Memorial Gardens, Waynesboro, TN with Shackelford Funeral Directors, Wayne County assisting the family.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made to the Waynesboro First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 464, Waynesboro, TN.
Pallbearers: Chip Martin, Mark Hughes, Robbie Tucker, Jeff Cummings, Jason Pitts, Eric Davis, Steve Beckham, and Larry Howell. Honorary Pallbearers: City of Waynesboro Maintenance employees.