Alva Ray Pitts reunited with his heavenly family on May 28, 2022, in Decatur, Texas. Funeral Services will be held Monday, June 6, 2022, at 1:00 pm, with a visitation one hour prior to the service at Hudson & Torres Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport, officiated by Ralph Holt, Jr. Burial will follow at Elmwood Cemetery in Bowie, Texas. Pallbearers will include Ralph Holt, Jr., Jacob Holmes, David Martin, Jr., Danny Hogue, Don McCarty, and Logan McCarty.
Ray was born December 9, 1930, in Wichita Falls, Texas. He later served his country in the US Army before marrying Connie McCarty Pitts on September 4, 1954, in Thornberry, Texas. It was a love they would enjoy for the next 67 years, until his passing.
With a Master’s degree in industrial arts, he went on to serve his community as a teacher and an ICT coordinator. He was also active in his church, Carancaha Chapel in Palacios, Texas. In his free time, he enjoyed redfish fishing, fiddle music, and woodworking.
Ray is preceded in death by parents John Kimsey Pitts and Vivian Pitts, and in-laws Howard and Hazel McCarty.
Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Connie Pitts; daughters, Marsha Miller of Terrell, and Sharon Holt and spouse Ralph Holt, Jr., of Bridgeport; grandchildren, David Martin, Jr., Marlo Coffman, Matthew Martin, Krystal Nolan, Jacob Holmes, and Alyssa Hogue, as well as 18 great-grandchildren.
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