National Diabetese Association
Lester L. Pitts, "Shorty", 83, of St. Louis, formerly of DeSoto, passed away October 15, 2007 in St. Louis, Missouri. Mr. Pitts was born on March 11, 1924, the son of the late Ken and Mabel (O'Harver) Pitts. He is survived by his first wife, Betty (Kenny) Hochstatter of St. Louis; and his second wife, Hazel Pitts, Fredericktown,MO.
He is also survived by 3 sons: Jimmy (Mary) Pitts, David Pitts both of St. Louis and Leslie Pitts; and 4 daughters: Judy Hays, Connie (Gary) Queensen both of St. Louis, Mary Ann (Don) Ashmore of High Ridge, and Shelia Eddington; 16 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by a daughter-in-law, Charlotte Pitts.
He was a Private during World War II, served in the U.S. Army. He like to fish and hunt.