Jimmy Pitts

Anderson – James “Jimmy” Rayford Pitts, 80, husband of Diana Grace Moll Pitts, of Drayton Circle, formerly of Saluda Street in Honea Path, died Sunday, January 9, 2022 at AnMed Health Medical Center.


Born in Honea Path, he was the son of the late Johnny Malcolm and Frances Davis Pitts. He was a member of Chiquola Baptist Church. Jimmy was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, retiring as a Master Sergeant with more than 20 years of service to his country. He was twice married, first to the late Patricia Ann Dodson Pitts.

Surviving are: two sons, Malcolm Dodson Pitts of Simpsonville and Christopher Scott Pitts of Honea Path; a step-son, John Coats, VI of New York City; two daughters, Jamie Ann Durham of Honea Path and Karmin Leigh (Bradley) Burgess of Seneca; two step-daughters, Gloria Louis-Fils of MO and Joy (Asher) Alexander of Anderson; his sister, Patricia (Arthur) Cox of Honea Path; seventeen grandchildren; twenty five great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; and special friends, Miriam Branyon and Doyle Griffin, both of Honea Path and Gail New of Belton.

Funeral services will be held at 3 P.M. Friday, January 14, 2022 at Chiquola Baptist Church with Rev. Donnie Smith and Rev. Phillip Sears officiating. Burial with full military honors will follow in Eastview Cemetery.

The family is at the family home on Saluda Street in Honea Path and will receive friends from 1:30 to 3 P.M. Friday at the church prior to the service. Messages of condolence may be made to the family at www.ParkerWhitePruitt.com

Service Details

  • Date: Friday, January 14, 2022
  • Time: 3 P.M.
  • Place: Chiquola Baptist Church
  • Cemetery: Eastview Cemetery
  • Visitation: 1:30 - 3 P.M. Friday at the church prior to the service
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