(LaFAYETTE) Ocie Lee "Pookey" Pitts, 72, of LaFayette died Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019, at Roanoke Healthcare Center in Roanoke.

The funeral will be Saturday, Aug. 17, at 11 a.m. at Chosen Generation Worship Center in LaFayette with Apostle Willie Eva Hicks and the Rev. Derrick Vines officiating. Burial will follow in Handy Memorial Cemetery in LaFayette.

Mr. Pitts is survived by his lifelong companion, Carrie Jones; three sons, Otis Pitts (April) of Roanoke and Tony Pitts and Anthony Pitts (Valerie), both of Miami, Fla.; two brothers, Willie C. Pitts (Shirley) of Miami and James Pitts of Roanoke; four sisters, Helen Pitts, Annie Burton and Sara Lee Pitts, all of LaFayette, and Dorothy Vines (Ronald) of Auburn; 28 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Silmon-Seroyer Funeral Home, Roanoke.