Charles James DeWitt

14 July, 19524 January, 2020

Charles (Chuck) James DeWitt, 67 of Leesburg, Florida passed away Saturday, January 4th, 2020 at the Orlando Regional Medical Center in Florida surrounded by his family. Charles was born in Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania on July 14th, 1952 to Martha Virginia and Charles Owens DeWitt. Charles had a long and successful career in the entertainment and movie business, working for AMC, Muvico Theaters and Frank Theatres. His time in the theater industry had him managing operations at some of the country’s largest theaters, including the AMC at Pleasure Island at Walt Disney World. He received General Manager of the Year from AMC in 1995 and 1997. His most recent job was working for Florida Department of Revenue, as their Revenue Administrator 2. Charles was the epitome of a public servant. He treated each person who walked through the lobby doors with upmost respect and compassion towards their needs. Charles had a love for his 1934 Ford Coupe and attending classic car shows with his daughter, Jennifer. Charles loved going to amusement parks, especially Disney, watching movies, all things technology and computing, and doing yard work. He loved the holidays, and decorating outdoors was his passion during the Halloween and Christmas seasons. Charles graduated from Grimsley High School, Greensboro NC, and went on to get a BS in Accounting from the University of North Florida. He was the Treasurer of the business fraternity “ Delta Sigma Pi”, and Senator in Student Government at UNF. On March 10th, 1984 Charles was married to Marlene Gerwig Turk who survives him. He is also survived by adult children Jennifer (Rick) McCurry, Leesburg, FL, step-children Debra (Rod) Gantz, Ashland, OH, Elizabeth (Randy) Hickman Boynton Beach, FL, Bruce (Tammy) Turk, Ocala, FL. Six grandchildren, Nicole Murray, Heather Kline, John Stelogeannis, Davis Hickman, Alison Hickman, and Lindsey Turk. Five great-children, Camden, Grady and Julia Kline, Declan and Ronan Murray. He is also survived by his siblings Laurie DeWitt Dugan, Kathy Winkler, and Tim DeWitt, nephews Christopher Winkler, Robert J (Rebeca) Wizemann III, niece Whitney Tate. He was preceded in death by his mother and father Martha and Charles DeWitt. A Celebration of Life will be hosted in his honor. Saturday, February 1, 2020 Venetian Community Center Harris Center 109 E Dixie Ave Leesburg, FL 11:00 am – 12:30 PM – Greet Family 12:30 PM – 1:00 PM – Services Following service a light meal and fellowship

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to either: The Brain Recovery Project: Childhood Epilepsy Surgery Foundation in honor of his great-grandson, Ronan Murray, online at: or 969 Colorado Blvd., Suite 101, Los Angeles, CA 90041 Or to: Central Florida PBA Heart Fund, 300A Brevard Street, Tallahassee, FL 32301


  • Celebration of Life Saturday, 1 February , 2020


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Randy Mohr

January 12, 2020

I didn't know Chuck very long ,but during the short time I knew him he left me with some enjoyable memories mainly with his ability to create interesting halloween props and displays. He truly enjoyed making people smile . He was a person that was someone who you wanted to be friends with, a very genuine and sincere man. I will miss the possibility of getting to know him better.