At the age of 4, he moved to his present home in Camden Township. His passion was for farming and driving semi truck. He retired from Yellow Freight in 2000. Upon retiring, Stan took up the hobby of restoring Minneapolis Moline tractors, the same kind his father farmed with.
He is survived by his wife, Ginny (nee Harvey) Pitts, whom he married August 30, 1969; his children, Grant (Lisa Warner) Pitts of Wellington, Linde (Adam) Duke of Carlisle Township, Chad Pitts of Wellington; and the love of his life, his eight year old grandson, Colt Duke. Survivors also include his brother, Robert (Doris) Pitts of Wellington; and one niece and one nephew, also of Wellington.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and by an infant brother.
Family and friends may call in the Kipton Community Church, 511 Church St., Kipton, on Monday, March 24, 2014, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M. Funeral services will be in the church Tuesday, March 25, 2014, at 11 A.M., with Reverend Lee Stull, Pastor, officiating. A fellowship meal will be held following the services.
The family suggests that memorial donations, in Stan’s memory, be made to the Hospice of the Western Reserve- Ames Family Hospice House, 30080 Hospice Way, Westlake, OH 44145.
Arrangements were handled by the Blackburn-Duke Funeral Home, 1021 Main St., Grafton.