A visitation will be held from 4- 6 p.m. Friday, March 1, 2013, at Sebrell Funeral Home in Ridgeland with a private family service to be held at a later time.
Barry was born on June 13, 1952, in Cleveland, the son of Sam Rufus Pitts and Nell Jones Pitts. He graduated in 1974 from Mississippi State University, earning his Bachelor of Accountancy and was also a member Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity. Barry began his career working as a CPA for Exxon Corporation and later served as a financial services broker for numerous financial firms. Most recently, he served as an International Economic Consultant for USAID in Kiev, Ukraine and other Eastern European countries for over 10 years. In 2009, he returned to Jackson, Mississippi.
He is survived by his wife, Karen Landon; daughter, Lauren and son Jack, all of Jackson; brother, Bob Pitts of Vicksburg; sister, Judy Dilworth and her husband H.L. of Cleveland; brother, Sam Pitts of Keller, Texas; nephew, Bill Pitts of Cleveland; niece, Amy Vance of Cleveland; niece, Meg McGhee of Cleveland; nephew, John Pitts of Madison; niece, Hannah Pitts of Keller, Texas; great niece, Heesy Vance of Cleveland; great nephew, Seth Vance of Cleveland; and great-great niece, Kate Norquist.
The family requests that memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1380 Livingston Ln, Jackson, MS 39213 or the charity of your choice.