Wallace Eugene Pitts, was called home March 26th, 2022 at 9:56am after his long battle with cancer. He was born on March 24th, 1951 to the late Rev Charles and Willie Mae Pitts.
He graduated from Lincoln Heights HS in Cincinnati, Ohio C/O 1970, where he was a star athlete in football and wrestling. He also attended The Ohio State University and Columbus Technical Institute.
Wallace married the late Kim Pitts in the mid 80’s and they were blessed to raise 5 boys.
Wallace was a good guy who had a solid work ethic and a laidback personality,
Some of the things he enjoyed were fishing, going to the gym and being around family, he really enjoyed homecooked meals, politics and watching a variety of sports. He always encouraged his son’s to finish school and get a trade. Wallace retired from Ohio State University after 25yrs.
He was preceded in death by his wife Kim Pitts., Parents; Charles and Willie Mae Pitts, Sister; Virgil Capell, Brothers; Robert and Roy Pitts.
He leaves to cherish his memory: His five son’s: Darrick Gatewood, Joshua (Nichole) Gatewood, Wallace Pitts Jr, Bryan Pitts and Sidney Pitts; four sisters: Annie Bridges, Deborah Pitts, Marilyn (Andre) Green and Cynthia Radcliff; two brothers: Charles Pitts Jr. and Willie (Debra) Pitts; 7 grandchildren, Da’jon, Sasha, Cydnee, Kenyon, Kyrie, Kamari and Jayvion, 2 great-grandsons, Jamere and Kingston and a host of many nieces, nephews, brothers, sisters-in-law, family, and friends.
The family invites all friends and family for calling hours from 11 AM to 1 PM on Thursday April 7 at Edwards Funeral Service, 1166 Parsons Ave, Columbus, 43206. Service to follow immediately after at 1 PM, with burial at Green Lawn Cemetery after the service. Repass will be held at 3105 Jake Place Columbus, OH 43219.
Edwards Funeral Service is honored to be serving the family at this time.
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