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Rev. Larkin Kerklin Pitts

Memorial for Rev. Larkin Kerklin Pitts

Born in Taylor, Texas on Sep. 16, 1934
Departed on Apr. 25, 2012 and resided in Taylor, TX.
Service: Saturday, May 5, 2012
11:00 am
Cemetery: Taylor City Cemetery
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Reverend Larkin Kerklin Pitts was born in Taylor, Texas to Ernest and Helen Moss Pitts on September 16, 1934.

"Pitts" as he was affectionately called, graduated from O. L. Price High School, where he was a wide receiver on Coach Vernon A. Anthony's Fighting Panthers State Championship Football Team in 1948. Upon graduating from High School in 1951, he enlisted in the United States Air Force where he attended college for two years. Pitts faithfully served his country for 26 years and ended his military career as Master Sergeant. One of Pitts' favorite places that he spent with his family while serving in the Air Force, was in Grand Fork, North Dakota.

Larkin K. Pitts married Alma L. Davis in 1957. They celebrated 51 years of marriage and they were blessed with two sons, Shawn and Chad. He was very supportive of Alma, being the first African American woman elected to the Taylor ISD School Board.

After retiring from the Air Force, with an Honorable Discharge, he and his family moved back home to Taylor. Pitts went to work for the United States Postal Service for 25 years, bridging his military service time and his postal service time to 51 years serving the Federal Government.

Reverend Pitts, an ordained minister was a member of Zion Chapel Missionary Baptist Church where he served as an Associate Minister.

In Pitts' spare time, he enjoyed spending quality time with his grandchildren and family. Pitts also enjoyed spending time with his extended family of friends at Davis' Grocery and Bar-B-Q with his checkers, ready to play anyone who sat across from him. As an advocate for recovery and helping the community, Rev. Pitts supported the area chapter of Alcoholics Anonymous.

Rev. Pitts is preceded in death by his parents, Ernest Clay Pitts & Helen Moss Pitts; his wife, Alma L. Davis Pitts; one brother, Frankie Lee Thomas; two sisters, Delores Henderson, and Joyce Ann Thomas.

Cherishing his memory are his two sons, Shawn Pitts of Round Rock, Texas and Chad Pitts of Taylor, Texas; grandsons, Devin DeShawn and Ethan Rashad; granddaughters, KiShawna Renee and Shuntre Marie; two brothers-in-law, James Davis, Sr. and Nathaniel "Sonny" Davis, other family and friends.

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