Max Earl Pitts passed away on December 17, 2012 in Rolla, Mo.  Max Pitts is 78 years, 10 months and 7 days of age.

Max Pitts was born on December 17, 2012 in Clifton, Tennessee to his parents: Lee Soloman and Irene (Richardson) Pitts.  He was united in marriage to Betty Jo Curry on October 18, 1952 in Holly, Michigan.

Max Pitts was an officer in Knights of Columbus and St. James Lions Club since 1996. He delivered meals for the Golden Age Center; was a member of the Bee Keepers Association; and on the church finance committee.  He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.  Max will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Max Pitts is survived by his loving wife of the home: Betty Jo Pitts of St. James, Mo.; one daughter: Rose Marie Harber and husband Thurman of Monroe, Oklahoma; daughter-in-law: Denise Pitts of Florida;  two brothers: Charles Pitts of Michigan; and Michael Pitts of Holly, Michigan; two sisters: Jo Bishop and husband Jonas of Tennessee; and Cindy Lyne and husband Randal of Fowlerville, Michigan; along with eleven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren.

 Preceding Max Pitts in death is his parents: Lee Soloman and Irene (Richardson) Pitts; one son: Thomas Lee Pitts; and one brother: Robert Pitts.

 Visitation for Max Pitts will be on Friday, December 21,2012 from 6 - 8 PM at the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Mo.

 Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, December 22, 2012, at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church at 12 P.M. with Charles Pardee officiating with burial in the Miles Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be family and friends.

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 All arrangements are under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Mo.