Celebration of the Life of Hugh Pitts

August 11, 2018
Celebration of a life well lived.
Saturday, August 11, 2018
1:00 p.m.
Paso Robles Event Center, Mid-State Fairgrounds
Our community lost a great friend and supporter in June, when Hugh Pitts passed away at the age of 60.
A celebration of his remarkable life and a memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, August 11th, at the Paso Pavilion in the Paso Robles Event Center, California Mid-State Fairgrounds. Please join Hugh’s family and his many friends in celebrating his life.
There will be an opportunity to share your memories of Hugh and a place to leave cards and letters for the family to read later.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the California Mid-State Fair Heritage Foundation Capital Improvement Fund. A scholarship fund has been set up at Texas Christian University, under the Hugh Pitts Memorial Scholarship.
Please visit the Hugh Pitts Legacy Page on Facebook regarding the gathering. https://www.facebook.com/hugh.pitts
Hugh was born in Houston, Texas, to Hugh Sr. and Aniela (Goldthwaite) Pitts. The second oldest of four children, he grew up with sister, Linda, and brothers, Frank and Jeff. In the early 1960's, Hugh Sr. used his signing bonus from the Houston Oilers football team to purchase his first piece of property in East Texas. The siblings worked alongside their dad on the properties that he would purchase, improve and sell. They spent the weekends hunting and fishing.
Hugh attended Cypress Fairbanks High School and studied Ag Business at Blinn Junior College. He inherited his father’s love of football and was a two-year starter for the TCU Horned Frogs, his dad’s alma mater. Hugh earned his bachelor’s degree from Texas Christian University and graduated from TCU’s Ranch Management program. Hugh met his wife Leslie while attending TCU. Married for 32 years, they have worked together raising commercial beef cattle and maintaining a hunt club on the family’s ranch on the west side of Paso Robles. Hugh took great pride in raising two beautiful daughters, Adelaida and Devon.
Hugh began his real estate career in 1987 and had become a top-producing Broker Associate with RE/MAX Parkside Real Estate. Known for his extensive knowledge of “dirt”, as Hugh would simply put it, he specialized in large ranch and vineyard sales on the west side. Hugh earned many awards for his outstanding achievements in real estate and his involvement in the community. He was a dedicated member of the SLO County Farm Bureau for more than 30 years, serving on the Board of Directors and, as President, from 1999 to 2001. He was awarded 2016 “Agriculturalist of the Year” for all of his extensive leadership and service to local agriculture. He received the 2008 Farm Bureau “Freddy of the Year” Award for Outstanding Service to Agriculture and Farm Bureau.
He was deeply proud of the work of Foundation for Ag Awareness, which donates college scholarships for CMSF participants and the CA Mid-State Fair Heritage Foundation. He supported the 4H livestock auction, was instrumental in SLO County Williamson Act Review Committee and the Adelaida Land Owners Protective Association. Hugh was the key organizer for many events and fundraisers including the Annual Crab Feed, the Paso Robles Trail Ride, the Best of the West Antique Equipment Show, and the RE/MAX Annual Client Appreciation BBQ. Hugh donated countless hours of his time and gave selflessly to better the world around him. In 2016, he received the Paso Robles Chamber of Commerce “Roblan of the Year”, recognizing his outstanding dedication to the community he loved. Friends and colleagues alike knew they could always count on Hugh. He was always ready to offer a helping hand in his quiet, self-assured way. He was a true gentleman and left one with the feeling that there was nothing he couldn’t accomplish. Hugh cultivated lifelong friendships and was truly an exceptional person, we all miss him so very much. 
Hugh is survived by his wife, Leslie; his two daughters: Adelaida and Devon; his mother, Aniela Pitts; sister, Linda Pitts; brother, Frank Pitts; and nephew, Gage Pitts. He is preceded in death by father, Hugh Lynn Pitts, Sr.; and brother, Jeffrey.

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