Thomas Dewey Pitts, 62, of Orange passed away Sunday, Dec. 9, at Baptist Hospital in Orange. The funeral service will be at 12:00 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.

A gathering of family and friends will be Tuesday from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mr. Pitts was born Sept. 20, 1950 in Port Arthur to Gerald Dewey and Joy Madge (Mayfield) Pitts. He served in the United States Army and later retired from DuPont. He was very intelligent and a man of many words who enjoyed having conversations with others. He loved music, art, had a talent for carving wood and cooked the best brisket known to man.

He is preceded in death by his father, Gerald Dewey Pitts; son, Matthew Hayden Pitts; father-in-law, Willie J. Broussard; mother-in-law, Helen R. Bergeron Broussard and sister-in-law, Carol Ann Cappen.

He is survived by his wife, Donna Marie Broussard Pitts of Orange; mother, Joy Madge Mayfield Pitts; son, Jason Thomas Pitts and girlfriend, Chastity Hodges of Austin; daughter, Kristen Renae Pitts Fuss and husband, Spencer of Orange and son, Jeremy Michael Pitts and wife, Melissa Dawn (Payne) Pitts of Orange.

He is also survived by his much loved grandchildren, Alisha Nicole Fuss, Rayven Kai Fuss and Brennen Michael Pitts; brother, David Gerald Pitts of Bridge City; brother, Harold Ray Pitts and wife, Mary Ann of Nacogdoches; sister, Stella Kathleen Pitts Smith of Lake Charles; sister, Margie Ann Pitts of Nacogdoches and sister, Penny Sue Pitts Bays and husband, Jerry of Buna.

Serving as pallbearers will be Cameron Pitts, Cody Criglow, Shane Marburger, Adam Burton, Troy Richardson and J.R. Patillo. Honorary pallbearers will be Jim Brackin and Ross Burton.