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Obituary for Terry Decator Pitts

Terry Decator Pitts, age 76, passed away on January 9, 2024, in Bakersfield, California. He was born on May 31, 1947, in Wasco, California to Bert and Wanda Pitts. Terry was a kind, loving, devoted, and giving individual. He was a husband, brother, father, grandfather, mentor and friend who touched the lives of many.

Terry is survived by his beloved wife, Dianna Pitts, brother Rick Pitts and wife Shirley, sister Cheryl Hosman and husband David, his children Eric Pitts and wife Sarah, and Shawn Pitts. He was a cherished grandfather and "Pops" to Kirsten Frazer, Kalissa Thompson, Corbin Pitts, Kyler Pitts and two step-great grandchildren. He leaves behind numerous nephews and nieces. Terry also had a special bond with his service dog, Molly.

Terry had a successful career as a senior systems engineer/project manager for International Business Machines (IBM) and was a proud holder of two patents. He was known for his dedication and expertise in his field.

In his free time, Terry enjoyed playing cards, traveling, tinkering, and refinishing furniture. He also had a fascination with magnets and flashlights. These hobbies brought him joy and allowed him to express his creativity.

A graveside memorial service will be held on Friday, January 19, 2024, at 3:00 PM at Greenlawn Funeral Home & Memorial Park Northeast, located at 3700 River Blvd, Bakersfield, CA.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society or Assistance Dogs International in Terry's memory.

Terry Decator Pitts will be deeply missed by his family, friends, and all those whose lives he touched.

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