Jack R. Witty, 87, of Rockville, passed away 5:16 a.m., Thursday, March 30, 2006 at Union Hospital in Terre Haute, IN. He was a retired farmer and owner of Witty's Evergreens.
He was born January 24, 1919 in Tompkinsville, KY to the late L. B. Witty and Minnie Miller Witty. On June 20, 1942, in Brazil, he married Odetta E. Brown Witty who preceded him in death on July 6, 2002.
Survivors include two sons; Michael Witty and his wife Jaci of Rockville, IN, Jon Witty of Rockville, IN, one daughter, Brenda Lee and her husband, Dennis of Connersville, IN; Dayton Witty and his wife, Dorothy of Terre Haute, IN, Jim Witty and his wife Charlottie of Brazil, IN, one sister, Joyce Kremer and her husband Herman of Williamsburg, VA, six grandchildren; Andra Bez of Mahomet, IL, Bret Lee of Connersville, IN, Jeff Lee of Rushville, IN, Chad Witty of Bloomington, IN, Dan Witty of Rockville, IN, and Meg Witty of Rockville, IN, seven great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, one sister, Jewel Patrick, and two brothers, Oval Witty and Otis Witty. He was a veteran of WWII, having fought as a medic in the Battle of the Bulge for the U.S. Army. He was a member of the Rockville Baptist Church for many years and later in life transferred his membership to Bridgeton Baptist Church. His hobbies included working as a volunteer for Gideons International, woodworking, gardening and landscaping.
Services are noon Monday, April 3, in Gooch Funeral Home at 112 Howard St., Rockville, IN 47872 with Pastor Jack Hopkins officiating. Burial will follow at Memory Garden Cemetery in Rockville, IN. Visitation is 4-8 p.m. Sunday, April 2, in the funeral home and before services Monday.
Memorials, should friends so desire, may be made to Hospices of the Wabash Valley, 600 S. 1st St., Terre Haute, IN 47807 or Gideons International, P.O. Box 140800, Nashville, TN 37214-0800 in his memory. Friends may sign an online guest register at www.goochfuneralhome.com.