John Timothy Witter

December 17, 1964October 30, 2021

John Timothy Witter age 56, of Dayton passed away at 8:40 pm on Saturday, October 30, 2021, at Kettering Medical Center.

John was born December 17, 1964, in Greenville to the late Billy & Tannya (Cooper) Witter.

John is survived by his siblings, William Daniel (Sandi) Witter of Medway, Jennifer (Randy) Robinson of Troy, Julie (Gary) Reed of Christiana, Tennessee, and Lorie (John Mark) Hatcliff of Manhattan, Kansas; dear friend, Molly McGuire of Oakwood; and many nieces and nephews.

John was a 1983 graduate of Greenville High School. He received a bachelor’s degree in History from Mt. Vernon Nazarene University and a master’s degree in Social Work from Indiana University. John was a licensed Social Worker and held a certification to be a licensed Independent Social Worker. John was an advocate for mental health and was very passionate about counseling. John was an avid Reds fan and enjoyed golfing. He will be remembered for his sense of humor and his ability to make everyone laugh.

A graveside service will be held at 2:00 pm Thursday, November 4, 2021, at Spartanburg Cemetery in Spartanburg, Indiana, with Pastor William Daniel Witter officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Kettering Medical Center Foundation-Critical Care Unit in John’s memory. Arrangements have been entrusted to Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville.


  • Graveside Service

    Thursday, November 4, 2021


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Roxanne Cech

November 7, 2021

Julie, I just wanted to let you know I am praying for you and your family. John would have graduated with my brother Greg. Remember that you are loved and that your brother is in the presence of God.

Neil Roberts

November 7, 2021

He was quite the funny and open guy during HS @ GHS. Everyone knew him and his smile and goofiness. Too soon…

Terry Best

November 7, 2021

Our heartfelt condolences to your family. I had fun playing softball with him, hanging out and going to Reds games. He was always smiling. He will always be remembered.

Bill Radaker

November 6, 2021

I was so sad to hear of the passing of my college friend. I first met John when we lived next door to each other in Oakwood Hall, our Freshmen year at MVNC. I will always remember John's sense of humor and ability to keep things in a light perspective. My thoughts and prayers are with the Witter family.

James Foutz

November 6, 2021

I am truly very sorry to learn of John's passing.
I send my deepest and most sincere sympathy and condolences to his sister Julie who I went to school with & to ALL of the Witter family. I remember John as a kind good person. John and I were in vocal music together in high school.

David Bennett

November 5, 2021

My condolences to the family. John was always full of life and fun. He will be missed.

Steve Lang

November 3, 2021

So sad to hear of the passing of my college friend, apartment mate and groomsmen. John made my years at MVNU entertaining and memorable. John’s humor was legendary, and he was the ringleader of about every fun activity I can recall from the SNL variety shows, intramural teams, the Flying Zamboni half-time shows and so many more great memories of being around someone who made everyone laugh. Rest in peace my friend until we meet again. I will keep Jonh’s family and friends in my prayers.

Stacy Thornburg

November 2, 2021

I had the pleasure of meeting John and we started talking about his last name. Very long story short his family adopted my great grandfather, many many many years ago. So sorry for the loss of John he was such a nice guy!

Rebecca Tincher

November 1, 2021

So many memories and fun times with John. He was my first boss coming to Dunn Center in 1996. So many times he made me laugh with his humor and silliness just when I needed it the most. So many good sports chats we had. So much wisdom and kindness he shared. I pray for all his family, friends and those he touched with his caring way and love.