Marvin Pitts

Marvin Pitts

Marvin J. Pitts, 82, of LaPlata, Maryland, passed away on Friday April 23, 2021.

Marvin was born on June 20, 1938, in North Carolina to the late Horace and Alva Pitts. He was predeceased by his brother, Ralph Pitts; sisters, Marian Cline and Reba Pitts; brother-in-law, Hank George; and stepdaughter, Ellen Morgan.

He is survived by his wife, Rebecca Pitts; stepchildren, Jimmy Gainey (Wanda), Susan Elaine Gainey (Joe) and Sharon Murphy (David); stepson-in-law, Ralph Morgan; brothers, Milton Pitts and Floyd Pitts (Claudine); sister, Lucille (George); 10 grandchildrenl; 16 great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Marvin loved driving his logging truck, especially taking his grandkids, whom he loved dearly, for rides in it. His trucking business also enabled him to form many friendships in the Amish community. He enjoyed playing cards, charter fishing, reading and crossword puzzles. He gave everyone in his family a nickname.

The family will receive friends on Monday, May 3, 2021, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Arehart-Echols Funeral Home (211 St. Mary’s Ave.m LaPlata, MD 20646). A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, May 4, 2021, at 10:30 a.m. Interment to follow at the Trinity Memorial Gardens.

Pallbearers: John Dixon, Justin Simms, Ricky King, David Murphy 3rd, Raymond Johns and David Murphy Jr.

Honorary bearers: Rebecca King, Kellie Murphy, Kimberly Casey and Christopher Nevitt.

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