Harold Pitre

Published 10:49 am Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Harold Ray Pitre passed away peacefully on April 3, 2016, after a long and courageous battle with cancer.

He was born in Alexandria on June 27, 1933. He was a resident of St. Francisville, where he was a member of First Baptist Church. He was also a longtime member of Foster Road Baptist Church in Baton Rouge, where he served as a deacon.

After graduating from Istrouma High School in 1952, he served his country during the Korean War as a Navy Ceremonial Guard in Washington, D.C. He retired from Exxon-Mobil with 40 years of service.

During that time, he was a Boy Scout leader, referred high school ball game and held a real estate and insurance license. Harold was a 57-year member of the International Lions Club, having achieved the status of district governor. He was currently serving as the president of the Lake Shore Club.

He enjoyed LSU basketball games, playing golf and was a member of The Bluffs Gold Resort.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Shirley Day; and his five daughters and sons-in-law, Lou Ann and Dr. Jerry Thomas of Franklinton, Susan and Richard Love of Central, Karen and Jimmy Miller of Greensburg, Laura and Jerry Jones of Clinton and Carol and Todd Campbell of Baker; grandsons, Dr. Jason Thomas, Pete Thomas, Lander Thomas, Jim Miller, Christopher Jones, Jarred Jones and Wyatt Campbell; granddaughters, Cathy Mason, Jennifer Wilkinson, Joanna Thomas and Morgan Campbell; great-grandchildren, Jon-Ashton, Cole, Jesse, Connor, Hunter, Lily, Abrie, Landry, Katelynn, Evelyn and Rush; and a brother, Tommy Brister.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lillie Pitre Brister and George Albert Pitre; brothers, George Pitre Jr. and Robert E. Pitre; and grandson, Jonathan Love.

Pallbearers will be his seven grandsons.

Burial to follow service at Louisiana National Cemetery in Zachary.