Henry Pitts Jr.

Henry "Junior" Pitts, Jr., 73, of Wabash, died at 2:45 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. 

He was born Jan.  23, 1946, in Floyd County, Ky., to Henry Sr. and Peachie (Reffitt) Pitts.

Junior married Katrina Napier in Wabash on June 19, 2010. He worked as a heavy equipment operator at Wabash Alloys until his retirement in 2008. He attended Wabash Free Will Baptist Church and was a member of the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers. He loved fishing with his son, Eddie, driving in the country, checking out his property, and gardening and giving the vegetables to his church family. Junior thoroughly loved spending time with his own family, Pastor Tod, and his church family. 

He is survived by his wife, Katrina Pitts of Wabash; four children, LaDonna (James) Stand of Bloomington, Billy J. Pitts of Hazard, Ky., Hank Pitts and Billie Jo (Steve) Stamper, both of Wabash; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Mary Lou Martin of Georgetown, Ky., and Dottie Owsley of Fairborn, Ohio.

He was preceded in death by his son, Rex E. "Eddie" Earhart, two brothers, Billy Jay and Ostal Ray Pitts, and a sister, Berta Mae Reffett.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019 at Wabash Free Will Baptist Church, 1056 Erie St., Wabash, with Pastor Tod Masters officiating. Burial will be in Falls Cemetery, Wabash.  Friends may call 4 – 8 p.m., Friday, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash.

Preferred memorial is Wabash Free Will Baptist Church.

The memorial guest book for Junior may be signed at

Posted on 2019 Jan 31