News From Terre Haute, Indiana

December 9, 2012

Stevie ‘Joe’ Pitts


TERRE HAUTE — Stevie “Joe” Pitts, 60, of Terre Haute, passed away at 4:03 p.m. Thursday Dec. 6, 2012, at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. He was born April 1, 1952, in Terre Haute, to Jesse James Pitts and Jewel Ida Shaffer Pitts.

Survivors include his companion, Peggy Church; three children, Christopher Pitts and his companion Stacey Welsh, Holly Eaton and her companion Chris Reik, and Tim Kirkman and his wife Michelle, all of Terre Haute; five stepchildren, Shawna Webster, Cathy Noble, Teddie Rae Freeman, Kandy Brady, and James Freeman; six  brothers, David “Bud” Pitts, William “Pete” Pitts and his wife Virginia, Richard “Dick” Pitts, Clifford “Luke” Pitts, Jack Pitts and his wife Sue, and Ronald “Dean” Pitts and his wife Kim; two sisters, Jerlean Franklin and her husband George “Ike” Franklin, and Wanda Marshall and her husband Jim; 11 grandchildren, Jennifer Johnson Pitts, Daniel Lee Pitts, Kassandra Marie Marshall, Sean Christopher Pitts, Laurissa, Dalton, and Alivia Cornelius, Josh Kirkman, Ian, Eric, and Lea; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; nine brothers; three sisters; and a stepdaughter, Patricia “Jojo” Freeman. He was a member of the Sons of the American Legion Post 501, and he loved to fish and hunt especially mushroom hunting.

Funeral services for Joe will be 3 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10, 2012, in Fitzpatrick Funeral Home, 220 N. Third St., in West Terre Haute, with the Rev. David Lowe officiating. Burial will be in Bethesda Memorial Park. Visitation will be 1 p.m. until service time Monday.