James T. Pitts

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

James T. Pitts, 47-year resident of Lynnwood, Wash., passed away Dec. 7, 2015. He was born on June 1, 1918, in Wheaton, Missouri. He lived with his family in Wichita, Kansas, for 18 years before moving to Lynnwood in 1968. James grew up as a farmer before joining the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1941 and later that year joining the Army Air Force. He served for 4 years in the South Pacific as a member of the 22nd Bombardment Group. After leaving the service, James took a position at Boeing where he worked for 33 years, splitting his time between Wichita, Kansas, and Everett, Washington.

James was a member of the Church of Christ. He was a loving son, husband, uncle, a beloved father, and a dear friend. He loved spending time with his family and friends, building airplanes, fishing and talking politics.

James is survived by his son Mark Pitts of Bellevue, Washington. He is preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Ruby F. Pitts; parents, T.E. and Mary E. Pitts; son, Craig Pitts; brothers and sisters, Norma Ireland, Robert Pitts, and Ednabelle Pitts and Marjorie Kelsey. Donations made in honor of James may be made to the Museum of Flight, ACE Scholarship Program, 9404 East Marginal Way South, Seattle, WA 98108.