Mr. Stites, 79, of Lebanon died April 4, 2015 at Lebanon's University Medical Center.
Interment will be at a later date at Circle Hill Cemetery in Williamsburg, Michigan.
A native of Michigan, he was a retired hardware store clerk, and was an Episcopalian.
Survivors include children: Ronald (Kim) Stites, Dawn Marie ("Kito") Infante, Julia Ann Stites and Leonard Allen (Sandra) Stites.
Memorials may be made to the Maple Hill Church of Christ Benevolence Fund.
Lebanon's Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.