- January 2, 1924 - August 17, 2011
- Waco, Texas
of Douglas' Passing
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“Jeannie and Kathryn, I was so very sorry to hear of the passing of your Dad. Jeannie, we had some happy, happy memories to look back on while...Read More »
1 of 12 | Posted by: Martha Little Brock - Sugar Land, TX
“So sorry to hear about the loss of your father. He brought smiles to many faces with his quick wit and warmth. My thoughts and prayers and with you...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Darla Barrett Lawless - Beaumont, TX
“It was with considerable sorrow that we learned of you losing your father. We fully recognize that there is little that can be said or done by a...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: Murray and Greta Watson - Mart, TX
“Jeanne and Kathryn....I send you my heartfelt condolences on the passing of your Daddy. I know how he adored you both and you him. So much love...Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: Kris Baird Nystrom - Sugar Land, TX
“to mycollege -- tarletonstate-- love and war pen pal whom I should have married--farewell. To your daughters, you had a wonderful father.
5 of 12 | Posted by: dee dee kimrey barr - katy, TX
“Marte and I offer our most sincere condolences to Doug's family. We were honored to have met him and spend not enough time with him in Breckenridge,...Read More »
6 of 12 | Posted by: Paul Singerman - Miami Beach, Fl., FL
“I didn't have the pleasure of knowing Mr. Pitts but I do know his daughter Jeannie and want to say that he did a really bang up job with that girl. ...Read More »
7 of 12 | Posted by: Harriett Ellerbee - San Antonio, TX
“Our thoughts and prayers are with Mr Pitt's family. He always had a smile on his face and a kind word. He will be missed.
8 of 12 | Posted by: Nancy Baird - Waco, TX
“We shall miss this old school gentleman. We will endeavor to be available to his beautiful family. His service to our great nation is appreciated.
9 of 12 | Posted by: Susan & Bill Filippini - TX
“Our thoughts, love and prayers are with the family. We had the pleasure of meeting Douglas a couple of times. What an amazing man who had an amazing...Read More »
10 of 12 | Posted by: Terry & Debra - San Antonio, TX
“It has been an honor to know Doug, one of the best I have ever met. My sincere condolences to his family.
11 of 12 | Posted by: James L Roberts - Brookfield, WI
“I, as do many others, owe Doug a most sincere thanks for giving me the opportunity to begin a lifetime career in the investment industry. I had the...Read More »
12 of 12 | Posted by: John Wilkinson - Fort Worth, TX
Douglas Ayres Pitts January 2, 1924 – August 17, 2011 Douglas Ayres Pitts, 87, died peacefully in his home Wednesday, August 17, 2011, after a brief illness. Services will be 10:30 a.m., Monday, August 22, at First Presbyterian Church of Waco. A private burial will follow. He was born January 2, 1924, in Bardstown, Kentucky, to Dr. Donald H. Pitts and Lois Ayres Pitts. He served in the 102nd Infantry of the U.S. Army during WWII, where he fought in the Battle of The Bulge. After the war he graduated from the University of Texas in Austin with a business degree in finance. He worked for Merrill Lynch for 34 years with 25 of those years as Vice President and Manager of the Waco branch office. Since 1951, he was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Waco, serving as a Deacon and Elder. He looked forward to his weekly gin rummy games and supper club with his dear friends of 50+ years. Doug enjoyed all things outdoors and was an avid golfer, tennis player, hunter and fly fisherman. Doug enjoyed travel and being with friends and family. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 52 years, Jean Gunn Pitts; his parents; and his sister, Sally Pitts Hammonds. He is survived by his two daughters, Kathryn Pitts Green of Lookout Mountain, Georgia, and Jeannie Pitts Mayo of San Antonio, Texas; five grandchildren, Elaine Green of Columbia, South Carolina, Doug Green and wife, Cindy Tupy, of Minneapolis, Minnesota, David Green of Austin, Neel Mayo and wife, Brandi, of New Braunfels, Texas, and Nick Mayo of New York, New York; five great-grandchildren, Lilly, Charlie, and Tessa Green, and Piper and Will Mayo; his special friend and fishing buddy, Joan Baker of Austin; and a host of friends. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of your choice. The family invites you to leave a message or memory in our "Memorial Guestbook" at www.WilkirsonHatchBailey.com.