James Edward Pitt, Sr.

Born on August 23, 1957

Departed on March 11, 2018

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James Edward “Eddie” Pitt, Sr., age sixty, of Nashville, Tennessee, died March 11th, 2018, after a difficult battle with esophageal cancer. Eddie was a graduate of Hume Fogg High School in Nashville, Tennessee, and was trained in drafting at Nashville State Community College. He worked for the State of Tennessee Department of Transportation for eleven years before leaving to do consulting work. Over the course of his career, he worked in steel sales and, most recently, as a school bus monitor with Metro Nashville Public Schools. Eddie enjoyed monitoring his fish tanks, maintaining the family pool, tinkering with things around the house, watching NASCAR races, and spending time with family, especially grandchildren. He was also fond of American muscle cars and classic television and movies, especially action films, Andy Griffith, and Westerns, including Gunsmoke, The Rifleman, and John Wayne.

Eddie is survived by his wife, Cindy Sullivan Pitt; children, Mandi Pitt-Reed (Jordan Reed), James Pitt, Jr. (Kristina Sandgren), Jacob Pitt (Ashley Bartrum); grandchildren, Kaylee Pitt, JB Flair, Adriana Flair; sister, Connie Pitt Hines; and many loving brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, and cousins. Eddie was preceded in death by his parents Charles and Irene Pitt, parents-in-law John and Yvonne Sullivan, aunt Ruby Lee Heber, and close family friends Clyde Hurt and Lillie Kerby.
Visitation will be at Saint Ann Catholic Church in Breen Hall from 3:00 to 7:00 PM Thursday, March 15th, 2018. The rosary will be said in the church sanctuary at 10 AM Friday, March 16th, 2018, with visitation at 10:30 AM and Mass of the Resurrection to follow at 11 AM, officiated by Rev. Father Jerry Strange. A graveside burial service will immediately follow at Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens, officiated by Rev. Deacon Marty Mulloy.

Active pallbearers will be James Pitt, Jr., Jacob Pitt, Jordan Reed, Doug Pillow, David Pillow, and John M. Sullivan, Jr. Honorary pallbearers include Dr. Bruce Richards, Michael Patterson, Michael Dimaiuta, Roy Armstrong, Don Locke, Paul Schoenfeld, Charlie Gruber, Brian Pillow, Joshua Armstrong, Douglas Schoenfeld, Jackson Jolly,  Jared Armstrong, and Robert Locke.
If desired, donations in his memory may be made to the Saint Ann School Tuition Assistance Fund or to Alive Hospice Patterson Street.

38 Comments to James Edward Pitt, Sr.

  1. JoAnn Kilpatrick
    March 12, 2018 5:21 pm

    Your family is always in our thoughts, but during this difficult time, please know that you are in our prayers as well.

  2. Sharon Enzweiler
    March 13, 2018 7:27 am

    Thoughts and prayers are with your family.

  3. Charlotte Baker
    March 13, 2018 10:28 am

    My Dear niece Cindy you and your family have our deep sympathy and love as our Lord Jesus will guide you through this difficult time. Know you have our love and support, Always, Uncle David and Aunt Charlotte Baker.

  4. Charlotte Baker
    March 13, 2018 10:31 am

    To our Dear Niece Cindy, you and your family have our deepest sympathy, as our Lord Jesus guides you all through this most difficult time. Our love always Uncle David and Aunt Charlotte Baker

  5. Kathy Daniel
    March 13, 2018 11:21 am

    Mandi, you and your family continue in my prayers. My sincere condolences.

  6. Karleen Palato
    March 13, 2018 11:36 am

    My heart is aching for the family. Please know you are all in my thoughts constantly and always in prayer. May God wrap his loving arms tightly around the entire family.

  7. John Alexander
    March 13, 2018 1:06 pm

    Sympathies, thoughts and prayers…

  8. Chuck McDowell
    March 13, 2018 1:52 pm

    To my Niece Cindy and family, Mandi, James Jacob and your Aunt Connie, my heart is full of Sympathy for Eddie’s passing, i always called him my Nephew and am sad that his time on this Earth was cut so short, I know he would be loving you all and playing with the Grandkids, Bar b Que’ing, and laughing it up with everyone that’s who he was. we will miss him.

  9. The Littles
    March 13, 2018 11:15 pm

    To Cindy, James, Jacob, and Connie Pitt and Mandi Reed: we love you all so much. I will always have very fond memories of barbecues and swimming with Eddie and will miss him greatly. Please know that you will be in our continued prayers. If you need anything at all please let me know.

  10. Phil Caldwell
    March 14, 2018 12:41 am

    To the Pitt family you all have Susanne, Matthew and my deepest sympathy. We first met when our boys James and Matt started school at St. Ann. Eddie would always be with James at the Cus Scout functions or whatever St Ann had the kids doing. He sported around in the black Monte Carlo for several years. Cindy if there is anything I can do for you or your family please let me know. Peace of GOD be with Eddie on his journey to heaven.

  11. Evanstine Hambrick,John Hambrick,Javison Hambrick and Reka Hambrick
    March 14, 2018 7:27 am

    Mr. James as we knew him was my children’s bus monitor at Gower and Westmeade Elementry school, they were very fond of him he always made sure they crossed the street safely when getting off the bus. Your family have our deepest condolences in your time of sorrow.

    • Mandi Pitt-Reed
      March 14, 2018 12:06 pm

      Thank you, Hambrick family, for sharing your memories of our sweet Dad. He sure did love his kids on the bus.

  12. Judie Leonard
    March 14, 2018 9:06 am

    I have so many fond memories of my childhood due to Connie and Eddie, my cousins. Eddie was always funny, kind, protective, giving, fair and had so many other wonderful traits that make a good man. He will be sadly missed by many people. Cindy, Mandi, James, Connie, I love you all and I am here for you.
    Heaven has a new smiling angel.

    • Mandi Pitt-Reed
      March 14, 2018 12:07 pm

      Thank you, Cousin Judie! Dad loved all of his cousins very much and enjoyed sharing memories of you all growing up.

  13. John and Kim Greenwood
    March 14, 2018 12:18 pm

    Our deepest sympathies, along with prayers for your family.

  14. Gayle Jones
    March 14, 2018 2:03 pm

    We first met Eddie and Cindy last June when our son Jordan and future daughter-in-law Maggie became their neighbors. We were instantly struck by how much they love and are loved by their family. Our hope is that Eddie’s entire family can find comfort in all of the joy that he brought to you during his life. Memories are forever and we hope that you hold onto those and that they bring a smile to your faces. May God wrap His loving arms around you during your time of loss. Kyle and Gayle Jones

  15. Ed and Myra Hines
    March 14, 2018 5:50 pm

    So sorry for your loss. All will be in our prayers. God Bless.

  16. Cindy Pitt
    March 14, 2018 8:01 pm

    Thank you Sharon. You have been in my prayers as well.

  17. Kim Hiland
    March 14, 2018 10:14 pm

    Love you Cindy. Prayers for you and your entire family.

  18. Grace Farris
    March 15, 2018 1:07 pm

    Cindy, I’m praying for your peace, comfort and strength .

  19. Marly Hazen
    March 15, 2018 1:24 pm

    My heart is with your family. <3

  20. Kimberly D Stockton
    March 15, 2018 1:35 pm

    Dear Mandi, My heart and prayers are with you and your family during this time. I pray for peace and comfort for all of you. Hugs,my friend

  21. Jill (Dimaiuta) Pearce
    March 15, 2018 6:15 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with the family in this difficult time

  22. Gina Barrett
    March 15, 2018 9:53 pm

    So Sorry for the Loss of such a wonderful person.Eddie was a very kind person.You all are in my thoughts and prayers.I pray for you all to have the strength you need to get through this very sad time.

  23. Ellen Borchers
    March 18, 2018 6:29 pm

    Dear Cindy and family,

    I was saddened to learn of Eddie’s passing. I pray for the repose of his soul; may he rest in peace.

    I pray, also, that God will give you and your family the strength and courage to get through these difficult days.

    Ellen

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