James Marvin Litty of Holts Summit, Missouri was born April 26, 1933 in Steelville, Missouri to Floyd and Pansy (Starks) Litty and passed away on Tuesday, November 16, 2021 at the age of 88 years.
James was a 1951 graduate of Steelville High School.
He was united in marriage on July 10, 1954 to Jo Ann Washburn in Steelville, Missouri.
In August of 1952, he joined the United States Army and served as a cook for the officers until his honorable discharge in 1955.
He retired from the Callaway Nuclear Power Plant in 1989 as the Superintendent of Personnel and Management Development after 29 years of service.
He was a great cook, enjoyed deer hunting, fishing, camping and raising cattle on his farm. He was an avid follower of the stock market and watching Fox News.
He enjoyed attending bluegrass and gospel festivals and attended Union Hill Baptist Church.
Years ago, he started giving out tootsie rolls to everyone he saw, and became known as “Grandpa Toots.” Most of all, he cherished time spent with his family.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Gene and Ray Litty; and in-laws, Rev. J.C. and Betty Washburn.
He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Jo Ann; children, Chris Litty (Lesa) of New Bloomfield, Missouri and Debby Anzalone (Bob) of Fenton, Missouri; siblings, Paul Litty (Jackie) of House Springs, Missouri, Jerry Litty (Sharon) of Gassville, Arkansas, June Wright of Springfield, Missouri and Linda Wegmann of Springfield, Missouri; grandchildren, Bethany Brown (Deric) and MaKayla Litty (fiancé Josh Newman); great grandchildren, Brynli, Kade, Haleigh and Landon Brown; other relatives and friends.
Visitation will be held from 1-3 p.m. on Monday, November 29, 2021 at Slater-Millard Family Funeral Chapel in Holts Summit, Missouri.
Funeral services will begin at 3 p.m. with Bro. LP Cook and Bro. Frank Whitney officiating.
Burial will be private for the family at Steelville Cemetery in Steelville, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of Slater-Millard Family Funeral Chapel in Holts Summit, Missouri.