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Henry  Clay "Bud"  Pitts, Jr.

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Henry Clay "Bud" Pitts, Jr. went Home to be with Jesus on Wednesday, August 21, 2013 after a brave battle with brain cancer. He was born December 22, 1939, to Henry Clay Pitts and Mai Harris Pitts. Bud graduated from Christian Brothers High School, the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, and obtained a Master's Degree from the University of Memphis. He was a member of Second Presbyterian Church, the Sojourners Class, and coached girls' church league soccer. He also coached little league baseball for many years. He was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity, the Phoenix Club of Memphis, The University Club of Memphis, and Chickasaw Country Club. For over 40 years, he was an Independent Insurance Agent, and was a Past President of the Insurors of Memphis. He tirelessly served his beloved neighborhood, Chickasaw Gardens, as its Homes Association Chairman for over 30 years. His favorite pastimes were spending weekends with his family and friends at his home on Pickwick Lake, and following the UT Vols football team. He also enjoyed playing handball until a hip replacement forced him to quit and take up golf. He looked forward to his annual vacation with close friends to the mountains in Cashiers, NC.

He leaves his loving wife of 39 years, Geri, and their daughter Frannie Hillyer (Cam) and granddaughter Joy Hillyer. He also leaves daughters Molly Adams (Rodney) and Betsy Pitts, and granddaughters Kate and Haley Adams, his sister, Kay Pitts Nesbitt, and his brother, John T. Pitts (Kathy).

Visitation will be 1:00 – 2:00 o'clock Friday afternoon, August 23rd in the Second Presbyterian Church Sanctuary Lobby, with the memorial service at 2:00 o'clock in the Sanctuary.

The family would like to thank the staff of the West Cancer Clinic, and Tiffany Smith, Dimesa Wakefield , Clara Sigman, and Jeffrey Maze for their excellent care and love to Bud and his whole family.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that any memorials be made to Second Presbyterian Church, 4055 Poplar, Memphis, TN 38111, or to a charity of the donor's choice.

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