Alvin Rodney Pitt

Alvin Rodney Pitt, age 93, of Missouri Valley, Iowa passed away on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at Longview Nursing Home in Missouri Valley, Iowa. Alvin was born October 17, 1923 in Persia, Iowa to Jesse A. and Lillie Belle (Wilson) Pitt. Alvin attended school in Logan and graduated from the Wayne High School Academy of Home Study. Alvin and his dad farmed for many years. He worked for seventeen years as a police officer. He attended Iowa Western and Metro Tech Community Colleges and received a degree in equipment engineering. He retired from Northwestern Bell in 1986 where he was employed as an Equipment Engineer. Alvin married Dorothy Ann Wall in 1954, together they raised their four children. Dorothy passed away in 2009. Alvin loved classical music and spent his leisure hours listening to the symphonies of Beethoven and Bram’s. He defined classical music as “music raised to the level of art”. Throughout his retirement years he spent much time doing woodworking and home improvement projects. Before he lost Dorothy for the two years she was in the nursing home, he was ever faithful and spent his days with her everyday she was there. He spent much of his life studying the scriptures, his favorite scripture was John 17:3, And this is life eternal that they might know thee the only true God and Jesus Christ whom thou hast sent. He was a member of the Remnant Church of Jesus Christ and held the office of Patriarch Evangelist. He served as presiding elder for many years in both the Persia and Missouri Valley branches of the RLDS Church. He was a 65 year member of the Masonic Lodge and Eastern Star. One of his sayings was “Free masonry builds its temple in the hearts of men”. Alvin is preceded in death by his wife Dorothy, parents, two brothers Harry and Harold, one sister Ada Hussing, sister-in-law Bernice Dozier. Survivors include his children; daughter: Debra Cohen and husband Harry of Missouri Valley, Iowa; sons: Michael Pitt and fiancée Terri Beland of Northwood, Iowa; Roger Pitt and wife Margaret; Jon Pitt and fiancée Michelle Life; all of Missouri Valley, Iowa; six grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren; sister-in-law Jackie Wall. Visitation will be held on Sunday from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at Hennessey Funeral Home in Missouri Valley, Iowa. The family would like to invite everyone to a time of lunch and fellowship at the Methodist Church in Missouri Valley following the committal service. In Loving Memory Of Alvin Rodney Pitt Born October 17, 1923 Persia, Iowa Entered Into Rest November 16, 2016 Missouri Valley, Iowa Funeral Service 11:00 a.m. Monday, November 21, 2016 Hennessey Funeral Home Missouri Valley, Iowa Officiating Elders Gary Argotsinger and Jerry Sherer Organist Barb Sherer Congregational Selections “God Sent His Son” “O Give Us Homes Built Firm” Casket Bearers Mike Bierce Richard Dozier Randy Killpack Melvin Pitt Stanley Pitt Alvin Clark Final Resting Place Calhoun Cemetery Missouri Valley, Iowa

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