OBITUARY

Thomas Ray Witty

March 1, 1948January 8, 2021
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Thomas (Tom) Ray Witty, 72, Bainbridge, passed away January 8, 2021 at his home surrounded by family. He was born to Otis and Mildred Witty (Brush) in Brazil, Indiana on March 1, 1948.

He married Nancy (Gritton) Witty on February 3, 1968. Together they raised four children, Michael Witty (Bainbridge), Scott Witty (Bainbridge), Amanda (Mike) Mahoy (Bainbridge) and Joey Witty (Indianapolis). He has six grandchildren; Steven Witty, Kayla Mahoy, Sierra Witty, Cole Mahoy, Ashley Witty and Bryson Witty, and two great grandsons, Hunter and Jameson Mahoy.

Tom worked for the Indiana State Highway Department, before he went to work at Midstates Wire until they closed in 1997. He went to Heidtman Steel before retiring in 2011 after he was diagnosed with cancer.

He truly lived life to the fullest through simple pleasures; enjoying homecooked meals, sitting on his front porch with his loving wife and family, mowing the lawn, and working on projects in his garage. He always had a knack for making everyone that came into his home feel welcome. He was a devoted husband, father, and papa “old fart” as his grandchildren often called him.

Tom is survived by his wife Nancy of 52 years, siblings Donna (Jim) Lasley (crawfordville), Ron (Julie) Witty (Avon), Sandy (Carlos) Shrewsbury (Greencastle) & sister-in-law Deborah (Ken) Alexander (Camas, WA). He is also survived by several nieces & nephews. tom was preceded in death by his parents, father and mother-in-law Warren & Mary Eaton, father-in-law George Gritton & sister-in-law Gail Gritton.

Visitation will be January 13, 2021 at Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home in Greencastle from 3-5:30. Private Graveside Service will be held at a later date at the Bainbridge Cemetery. CDC guidelines will be followed during the visitation.

Memorial contributions can be made to Heart to Heart Hospice or Riley Hospital for Children.

  • DONATIONS

  • Heart to Heart Hospice Foundation
  • Riley's Children Hospital

Services

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, January 13, 2021

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Chalice Shannon

January 14, 2021

Tom, I truly miss you! You were always so funny, sweet, kind and have always helped me feel comfortable during my time as a new mother. Thank you so much for your help, your support! I will always love and miss you! To Nancy, I am holding you close to my heart.

Chyril Hoke

January 11, 2021

I have known Tom for over 60 years. He was always a kind and funny person. I recently went to visit he and Nancy and immediately Tom was joking and teasing.
I want to tell Nancy just how sorry that I am over her loss, but I am certain that she knows, that she will see him again.
To Nancy and her family, I pray that they can find comfort in knowing that he is no longer in pain. I also pray that they can feel the love that so many people have for them and Tom.
Rest in peace, dear friend.

Nellie Payton

January 11, 2021

Our thoughts go out to you and your family. God bless you all. The Payton family.

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