Richard Harold Pitts, 70, of Fillmore, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2023 at Hendricks Regional Health.
Richard was born in Wyandotte, Mich., on Oct. 3, 1952, he was the son of Richard Charles and Margry May (Yost) Pitts.
He was a graduate of Paw Paw High School in Paw Paw, Mich. He graduated from heavy equipment operator school in Florida.
Mr. Pitts was a member of Peace Lutheran Church of Greencastle, and was a member of the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 841. He worked as a heavy machine operator with Ralph Rogers for 10 years, then Hanson Aggregates for 25 years until he retired in 2010. He resumed working after retirement as a truck driver. He drove for Fred Cox, Jarbow Trucking and Collisi Trucking until 2017.
Richard enjoyed fishing, hunting, boating and trucking. He had a passion for cooking and a deep passion for operating heavy equipment, but above all he loved spending time with his family.
Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Sue Pitts; two daughters, Christian Lee Crum (Rodney) and Holly Ann Phillips, (Bradley); four grandchildren, Paislee Ann Phillips, Case Phillip Crum, Brantley Douglas Phillips and Cohen Lee Crum; three sisters, Nancy Giordano, Pamela Williams (Tom) and Annie Parker (Steve); and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Christina Carlson; and a brother, Timothy A Pitts.
A celebration of life will be planned by the family at a later date.
Memories may be shared with the family at www.BittlesandHurt.com.