Ryan Joshua

November 15, 1997 - November 11, 2018

Ryan Joshua Pitts, age 20, passed away November 12, 2018.  Visitation will be Friday, November 16, from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. at Spry-Williams Funeral Home.  The funeral will be Saturday, November 17, at 11:00 a.m. in the funeral home chapel with Brother James Atkinson officiating.  Burial will be at Pisgah Cemetery.


Ryan was a beloved son, brother and uncle.  He attended Cloverdale and Central School.  He enjoyed spending time with his niece, Rae and nephew, Mikey.  Ryan had a passion for hunting, loved the outdoors and spending time with his friends.  Ryan will be remembered for his contagious smile that would light up the room, his big brown eyes and his sense of humor.  Ryan lived life to the fullest and was a free spirit.  He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.


Ryan was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Eddie Pitts.  Survivors include his mother Christie Keel (Alex); father, Roger Pitts; maternal grandparents, Ernest and Frances May; paternal grandmother, Martha Pitts, and grandmother, Faye Keel; sister, Kelli Pitts; brother, Kyle Pitts; aunts, Charlotte Leadford, Teresa Mitchell and Kim Ray (Jamey); niece, Raeleigh Pitts; and nephew, Mikey Martinez.


Serving as pallbearers will be Matt Price, Austin Blasingame, Tanner Murray, Will Atkinson, Terry Clemons and Joe Clemons.


The family would like to express their appreciation to the Florence Fire Department, EMS, Med Flight and the doctors and nurses at UAB TBICU and NICU who took such great compassionate care of Ryan.  Thanks to everyone for all of your prayers. 


November 16, 2018
6:00 pm


Spry Williams Funeral Home, Helton Drive, Florence, AL, USA

November 16, 2018 6:00 pm

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November 17, 2018
11:00 am

Burial will be at Pisgah Cemetery

12 Comments on “Ryan Joshua Pitts”

  1. Our hearts are breaking for you all.. Ronald and I have you all in our thoughts and prayers. If any of y’all need anything please don’t hesitate to let us know… we love you all!

  2. Martha and family, we are so sorry for your loss. May God comfort and strengthen you all.
    Nancy and Olen Johnson

  3. Dear Family,

    I send my sincere condolences for your loss. There are comforting promises in the Bible that the time is coming when “all those in the memorial tombs till hear [Jesus’] voice and come out.” (John 5:28,29) Our Loving Heavenly Father, Jehovah God has also promised that “he will wipe out every tear from their eyes and death will be no more” (Revelation 21:4) May it comfort you and strengthen you to reflect on God’s promises to bring back to life your dear loved one to a beautified earth where he can be reunited with his family, and never have to get sick and die, ever again. (Psalm 37:11,29; Isaiah 33:24)

  4. I am terribly sorry to hear about this tragedy. Most of you do not know me, but I was Ryan’s attorney. Although he was struggling recently, I knew him to be an honorable man. During my last contact with him, a little more than a week before the accident, he went out of his way to ensure an acquaintance of his was going to be taken care of, without regard to his own well-being. Although I advised against what he wanted to do, as I believed what he wished to do was not in his best interest, he politely informed me that, although it was not the best thing for him, it was the right thing to do. I respect him for that response and believe it is indicative of his character. He was willing to sacrifice himself to ensure the “right thing” was done. That is integrity- a human trait that is in short supply these days. I will hold his family in my prayers.

  5. We are all praying for you.. so sorry for the passing of Ryan. I pray that God will give everyone comfort only he can give in this time..
    Timmy, an the Balentine family. ..

  6. Ryan I hope you knew that I always thought alot of you for always being there for Brady, he is very upset that he can’t be there for you now, you fly high and watch over all your friends, you’ll always be missed sweet boy, I know you were a man now but in my eyes you’ll always be the little boy o watched grow up with my boys, Love Susam

  7. So sorry for your loss. We was praying hard that he would get his miracle. Praying for your family threw this difficult time.

    Brenda Call

  8. I am so sorry to hear about Ryan. I wish you all the best and will remember him and family always.
    Coach Harris

  9. To his family, Christy, Roger, Kyle, and Kelly. Our prayers will continue. I am so sorry. Ryan will be so missed. He has been in our lives since the first day of kindergarten. I’m gonna miss him eating chicken stew out of a mixing bowl! The only guy I know that loved Ramen noodles enough to eat 3 bags at a time, and to make him take the whole 2 liter of drink and drink it when I caught him getting “a quick sip” before he ran back out the door to do whatever him and Will were doing. To fuss when I got up at 5:30 for work and trip over his boots,take a few steps and trip over his car harts. He was at home here and just like Will, started coming out of clothes at the back door!
    He will never be forgotten. He was a true friend to Will, would help with anything I needed. I pray for strength for you all thru this time. He will always be remembered

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