Jimmie Douglas Pitt, 83, of Springfield, passed from this life on Thursday May 23, 2019 at his home. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday May 28th at 2:00 p.m. at the Mt. Carmel Baptist Church with Dr. Bill Owen and Pastor Russ Noss officiating. Interment will follow in the Mt. Carmel Cemetery with Joshua Pitt, Douglas Pitt, Tyler Pitt, Jason Arnold, Zachary Allen, Cole Allen, Joshua Allen, and Keith Allen serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Ed Carver, Terry Roberts, Ed Coleman, Bobby Sneed, James Earl Freeland, Larry Pinson, Nolan Blick, Fritz Ring, David Head, Chester Frazier, Ronnie Cope, Jimmy Villines, Mark Henry, and Will Ed Osborne. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. until service time at the Mt. Carmel Baptist Church.
Jimmie was born April 17, 1936 in Cross Plains to the late Douglas and Evelyn Jones Pitt. He was a lifelong farmer and was a retired tire builder with Perelli Armstrong with over 30 years of service. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. Jimmie was a member of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, where he was a former deacon. He was a member of the Cross Plains Masonic Lodge and was often called the Ambassador of Cross Plains by his friends and neighbors. Jimmie loved woodworking, rebuilding old tractors, landscaping and gardening, his horses, and was an excellent craftsman.
Jimmie is survived by his wife of 37 years: Susanne Goodman Pitt of Springfield, his daughter and son-in-law: Lisa and Jim Wells of White House, his sons and daughters-in-law: David and Patty Pitt of Conroe, TX, Jason and Stacie Pitt of White House, Jimmy and Sherri Allen of Adams, David and Gretchen Allen of White House, Brian and Monica Allen of Clarksville, 14 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.
If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to Mt. Carmel Baptist Church Benevolence Fund