Floyd Brooks Pitts, Jr., age 98, of Hot Springs, passed away, Sunday, April 24, 2022.
He was born on February 19, 1924, in Dallas, Texas, the son of Floyd Brooks Pitts, Sr. and Patty Elizabeth McLeod Pitts. On October 28, 1949, he married the love of his life, Jean Calvit. He is preceded in death by his parents.
Floyd was a Christian and a member of First Baptist Church Hot Springs. He graduated from Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, with two degrees. He was a retired school administrator and a WWII veteran. Also, Floyd had been a member of the Hot Springs National Park Rotary and was a Paul Harris Fellow. He will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved him.
He is survived by his loving wife of 72 years, Jean Pitts of Hot Springs; two daughters, Laura Barnes and Gail Pitts-Holloway and spouse, Dewayne Holloway; three grandchildren and spouses, Cole and Anjali Pitts, Brennan and Tiffany Barnes and Bethany and Justin Burnett; two great-grandchildren, Ashlinn Burnett and Rylie Burnett; extended family members and many wonderful friends.
The family would like to express a special thank you to Dierksen Hospice and staff for the care they gave to our loved one.
Memorial services will be held 10:00 AM, Thursday, April 28, 2022, with John McCallum and Wallace Yamauchi officiating, in the First Baptist Church Hot Springs.
Arrangements are under the direction of Smith Family Funeral Home of Hot Springs.
Guest registry is at www.smithfamilycares.com.