In Memory

Ron "Ronnie" Dewitt Sr.

Ron DeWitt, Sr., 63, died January 22, 2014 in Amarillo.

Services will be at 10:00 AM Saturday, January 25, 2014 at Carmichael-Whatley Colonial Chapel, with Donald Hill of The River Ministries of Canadian, officiating. Burial will follow in Memory Gardens Cemetery under the direction of Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors.

Mr. DeWitt was born February 26, 1950 in Wheeler. As a young boy, his family moved to Pampa where he attended school, and graduated from Pampa High School in 1969. Shortly after graduation, he went to work for the family business, retiring in 2008. He married Rosie Velasquez, and she preceded him in death on August 3, 2008. In his spare time, Ron enjoyed being in the outdoors, especially riding motorcycles, but most of all, he loved spending time with his grandchildren. He will be remembered as a hardworking, independent man who loved his family greatly. Ron was preceded in death by his parents, Marcela and J. W. “Smiley” DeWitt; a son, Phillip Daniel DeWitt; and a brother, Jimmy Wayne DeWitt.

Survivors include two sons, Ron DeWitt and wife Jamie of Perryton, and Billy DeWitt and wife Kara of Amarillo; five brothers, Mike DeWitt and wife Shirlon of Whitesboro, Calvin DeWitt and wife Diane of Clovis, New Mexico, J. W. DeWitt and wife Beth of Perryton, and Tim DeWitt and Thom DeWitt, both of Paris; six sisters, Virginia DeWitt of Carrollton, Kathy Reyes of Lantana, Venita Morehead and husband Bill of Canadian, Dorothy Morgan and husband Dan of Fort Worth, Karen Rodgers and husband Brian of Cedar Park, and Vickie Lauer and husband Chris of Corinth; six grandchildren; Marcos, Camron, Erika, Austin, Mason and Jasper.

Memorials may be made to BSA Hospice or Olivia’s Angels, c/o The Don & Sybil Harrington Cancer Foundation, 1600 Wallace Blvd., Amarillo, Texas 79106.