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Daryl Keith Pitts

December 21, 1933 — March 13, 2023

Daryl Keith Pitts

San Antonio, Texas – Daryl Keith Pitts, 89, retired bank executive passed away on March 13, 2023. Born to Chester Arthur and Vera Green Pitts on December 21, 1933, Daryl was raised on the family farm south of Booker, Texas. He married his college sweetheart, Gloria Ann Van Winkle, after completing their education at Friends University in 1957. They were married at the Friendswood Friends Church in Friendswood, Texas.

 Daryl learned to fly while stationed in the U.S. Army at West Point, New York. After his military service, they returned to Friendswood where Daryl flew commercially. In 1966, they made the decision to return to the family homestead in the Texas Panhandle. In 1968, he also began his 33-year banking career while concurrently farming and continuing his love for flying both for business and personal purposes. He continued his education by completing the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado. Daryl was active in numerous civic and community activities, and in the Booker Friends Church. He also served on the board of trustees for Friends University and the Houston Graduate School of Theology. Upon retiring from banking, he and Gloria began 20+ years of service to Camp Quaker Haven in Kansas as seasonal volunteers. He greatly enjoyed working alongside his siblings and their spouses for many of those years while supporting the mission of CQH. Daryl and Gloria made Lipscomb County their home for over 43 years before relocating to the Texas Hill Country.

Daryl is survived by his wife of 65 years, Gloria Ann; son Rodney (Mary Pat) of Wichita, Kansas; daughter Daryla Grund (Galen) of San Antonio; grandchildren, Elise (Stephen) Christian, Courtney (Jason) Dunn, Tristan (Marilyn) Pitts, and Jenna (fiancé, Hunter Tormey) Grund; and great grandchildren, Caleb Christian, Garrett Christian, Natalie Dunn, and Ryan Dunn.

Memorials may be made to Camp Quaker Haven c/o EFC-MAYM, 2018 W. Maple St., Wichita, Kansas 67213.

Visitation with the family will be 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, March 18, 2023 at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home.  A graveside service will follow at 1:00 p.m., in the Shiloh Cemetery near Mexia, TX.  Also, a memorial service will be held at Camp Quaker Haven, Arkansas City, Kansas on April 22nd at 1:00pm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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