Jim H. Pitts
Managing Partner/Funeral Director
Born in Harlingen, Texas, Jim has been a valley resident most of his life. He attended college at West Texas State University in Canyon, Texas. In 1976, he began his funeral career working for his grandfather, J.B. Ashcraft, at the Kreidler-Ashcraft Funeral Home in Harlingen. In 1978, he graduated from the Dallas Institute of Funeral Services and then returned to the family funeral home. In 1986, he then went to work for his uncle, Buck Ashcraft, at Buck Ashcraft Funeral Home. With over 40 years experience, Jim has followed the dream of his great-grandfather, his grandfather and his uncle by continuing to set the highest standards in funeral home care and carry on the family tradition that started nearly a century ago. Jim is married to Laurie Ann Whitley Pitts, who is a designer and home builder in the Harlingen area. They have two daughters and one son. Jim and his family attend the First United Methodist Church in Harlingen. Jim is also a member of the Harlingen Rotary Club and the Boys and Girls Club Board and in his spare time enjoys golf, hunting and spending time with his family.