Fred Carlton Pitts, age 90, of Possum Hollow Road, Blowing Rock, passed away Thursday morning, August 10, 2017, at Life Care Center of Banner Elk.

Fred was born June 28, 1927 in Watauga County, a son of the late Johnny and Grace Greene Pitts. He was a retired store clerk and served in the United States Army and Air Force for 20 years.

Fred is survived by his wife, Cacilia Sigl "Lotte" Pitts of the home; two sons, Bill Pitts and wife Carol, and Steve Pitts and wife Sherrie, all of Blowing Rock; two granddaughters, Misty Pitts, and Tammie Hill and husband Cameron, all of Blowing Rock; one grandson, Chad Pitts and wife Stephanie of Port Ludlow, Washington; two great-grandsons, Noah Bruining, and Jackson Hill, all of Blowing Rock, and three great-granddaughters, Charlotte Hill of Blowing Rock, and Charley and Rilan Pitts, all of Port Ludow, Washington. He is also survived by a number of nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Edward, Carl, and Arl Pitts, and one sister, Elizabeth Greene.

Funeral services for Fred Carlton Pitts will be conducted Saturday afternoon, August 12, 2017, at 2:00 o'clock, at Hampton Funeral Home Chapel. The body will lie in state, at the chapel, from 12:30 until 2:00 o'clock. Officiating will be Dr. Harvey Bauman. Military graveside rites and burial, provided by the United States Air Force, will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery in Blowing Rock.

The family will receive friends Saturday afternoon, from 12:30 until 2:00 o'clock, at the funeral home, prior to the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude's Childrens Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, Tennessee, 38105.

Online condolences may be sent to the Pitts family at

Hampton Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of the arrangements.

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