William “Bill” Pitt, age 61, of Tracy and formerly of Pella and Knoxville, Iowa passed away at his home on Saturday, February 6, 2021.
Bill’s wishes were to be cremated and a visitation with Bill’s family present will be held on Friday, February 12, 2021 at the Winfield Funeral Home in Knoxville from 3:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.
William Joseph Pitt was born on December 13, 1959 in Chariton, Iowa, the son of Jerry Lee, Sr., and Mary (Clare) Pitt. He attended grade school, until the third grade in Tracy and then attended and graduated from Knoxville High School, Class of 1978.
Bill worked during high school for farmers and he mowed yards around Knoxville. After high school he worked for a short time with Smith’s Carpet before Bill began his career at Precision Pulley Industries. He worked with PPI for forty years until his retirement.
Bill was united in marriage to Brenda Taylor, and they were blessed with two children, Dustin and Lacy. They later divorced.
On New Year’s Eve of 2005 Bill and Susan Annette Beal met and soon began to share their lives together. They shared over 15 years together and were further blessed with three children, Annette, Steve, and Cody.
Bill had a lifelong passion for fishing. He hunted, boated, enjoyed a cabin on the Des Moines River. Bill loved his family and especially his grandchildren.
Those left to cherish Bill’s memory include his companion Susan Beal; their children, Dustin Pitt (Amanda Mackey), Lacy Thingstad (Heath), Annette Smith (Bryan), Steve Beaver (Cassie) and Cody Beaver; four grandchildren, Cameron, Danielle, Emmalynn, and Finley Smith. Bill is also survived by his brother Jerry Lee Pitt, Jr. (Toni) and his sister Kelly Slycord (Dennis).
Bill is preceded in death by his parents, Jerry Lee, Sr., and Mary (Clare) Pitt.
The Winfield Funeral Home in Knoxville is assisting Bill’s family with services.