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Philip Pitts

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Philip W. Pitts

Philip W. Pitts passed away on April 9, 2013 in Tallahassee. He was a native of Moultrie, Georgia and served in the U.S. Army Air Corps from 1945-1947. Phil held undergraduate and advanced degrees in Political Science and Urban and Regional Geography from North Carolina State, University of Georgia, and University of Maryland.

He served as City Planner for the City of Tallahassee beginning in 1963 and taught Statistics and Urban and Regional Planning at Florida State University as an adjunct professor. Throughout his career, Phil served as a planner, research geographer-cartographer, and intelligence analyst with the Office of Naval Intelligence. He later used his love of gardening and landscape design to open Four Seasons Landscaping Service which he continued to operate until his mid-80's.

Phil leaves behind a loving wife of 31 years, Shahla Pitts; a son Philip Wesley, III; two stepchildren Melody Lee and Cyrus Mohammed; two granddaughters Holly Kanagy and Christina Haley Pitts; a younger brother Charles Pitts; and numerous other family members.

Philip Pitts is fondly remembered for his love of nature and his respect for the environment; his contributions to civic and community activities; his keen knowledge of history; and his strong work ethic which has served as a legacy for his children and grandchildren.

A memorial service is planned for Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 2:00 pm at Grace Lutheran Church, 2919 Miccosukee Road, Tallahassee 32308. Online condolences may be made at


Published in Tallahassee Democrat from Apr. 12 to Apr. 14, 2013
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