VALLEN WILLIAM (ALLEN) PITTS

Vallen (Allen) William Pitts, born Jan. 18, 1938 to parents Henry and Nettie Lou Pitts, died Jan. 9, 2013. Survived by his wife of 55 years Niurka Pitts; daughter Issa Harrell and son-in-law Marvin; daughter Maude Loewenthal and son-in-law Steve; son Donald Pitts; grandson Nicholas Mugavero; grandson Grey Mugavero. He was a Navy veteran who served on Lake Champlain Destroyer and Willard Keith. He retired as a commercial artist from Disney World and formerly owned his own sign shop as Allen and Gilbert signs in Miami, FL and Allen Sign Co. in DeLand, FL. Vallen was also a member of Fraternal Order of the Eagles Club. Hobbies included fishing, playing guitar, horse and dog track racing, Jai-lai, boxing, little league, and reading biographies. His sense of humor, generousity, and his love of family and friends will be greatly missed. He fought a long year battle with cancer.


Published in Daytona Beach News-Journal on Jan. 13, 2013