Mr. James Burlon Pitts, age 81, of Shelbyville passed away on Monday, September 17, 2012 at Glen Oaks Health and Rehab Center.
He is a native of Beech Grove, Tennessee and the son of the late Kenneth Robert Pitts and Tilda Roxane Holt Pitts.
Mr. Pitts is survived by his children: Linda Marble (Mark) of Normal, Illinois, Mike Pitts, of Danville, Illinois, Dora Fox (Steve) of Paris, Illinois, Terry Pitts and Curtis Pitts both of Danville, Illinois. Mr. Pitts is also survived by his sister: Cladie Johnson of Shelbyville. He is survived by 11 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers: William Robert, Clayton and George (G.T.) Pitts and four sisters: Mary Price, Nell Norton, Thelma Lemons and Lillian Pitts. Mr. Pitts was also preceded in death by one grandson: Brandon Brown.
Visitation with the family will be on Wednesday, September 19, 2012 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at Gowen-Smith Funeral Chapel. Funeral services will also be on Wednesday at 12:00 noon from the chapel of Gowen-Smith with Bro. Jimmy Gray officiating. Burial will follow in Gilley Hill Cemetery in Beech Grove, Tennessee.