Adam Byrd Witt
September 3, 1928 – December 21, 2016
Adam Byrd Witt, 88, of Bassett, passed away Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at Memorial Hospital of Martinsville. He was born, September 3, 1928 in Henry County, Virginia to Henry Witt and Minnie Via Witt, both deceased. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by two sisters; Christine Walker, and Carleen Gilley, and his brother Burton Witt. He is survived by the love of his life for 67 years, Irene Agnew Witt who affectionately referred to him as “Punkin”; Sister- in- Law, Clemon Agnew Rorrer, and many nieces and nephews. Byrd was an avid gardener and shared much of his crop with his friends, neighbors, and family. He had a deep love for his church and church friends at Thomas Grove Primitive Baptist and was a well-known local automobile upholster for 68 years. Byrd was respectfully self-educated. Many family and friends would consult with him for good advice. The family will receive friends Tuesday, December 27 from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. at Collins Funeral Home chapel and at other times at the residence of Karen Eggleston, 18 Diana Court, Martinsville, Va. The funeral service will follow at 2:00 p.m.. Burial will be in the Witt Family Cemetery in Patrick County.
Adam Byrd Witt
December 27, 2016
I looked up to Byrd all my life and appreciated his way of looking at things. He lived a simple and private life in an often complicated world. Irene, you made that possible for him. You will no doubt find the help you need at every turn in dealing with your loss. Take solace in that Byrd is at peace now and I hope you soon find the peace and comfort you so deserve. Stay strong, as you have always been.
December 27, 2016
In the 47 years I've known Byrd, he shared with me some interesting concepts he held about life during our numerous conversations over the years. The most important being "to thine own self be true". He lived according to his own set of principles, displaying an overwhelming sense of generosity, caring, tolerance, and thoughtfulness which he richly shared with people who touched his life, especially those who manifested the same kind of familial love and kindness he assumed his entire life. This highly respected and learned man will, most assuredly, retain a special memory in the lives of all those who truly knew him best. There is no doubt you will be justly rewarded for the life you've led, Byrd.No one I know is more deserving.
December 26, 2016
I am sorry to learn of the pasting of this wonderful person filled with joy and life that it enjoyed sharing with others. Irene was has life as was she for him, May
God grant you peace and comfort at this time of sorrow, God is the light that
never goes out,He will be missed by all of the people that loved him so much
Nancy Levan (greensboro nc)
December 25, 2016
I know he will be missed by many, but most of all by Irene. May GOD give you strength and Peace at this time of sorrow.
December 24, 2016
so very sorry to hear this it will be hard with out him i will miss his story's he use to tell me about the good old days.just so sadden to hear this.But i know God has another angel with him now WHAT A GREAT MAN