OBITUARY

Brandon Scott Dewitt

January 11, 1983November 16, 2021
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Pekin – Brandon Scott Dewitt, 38, of Salt Lake City, UT, formerly of Pekin, passed away on Tuesday, November 16, 2021 at UC San Diego Medical Center in San Diego, CA. He was born on January 11, 1983 in Pekin, a son of Anthony and Phillis (Brown) Dewitt.

Brandon is survived by his mother, Phillis Dewitt of Pekin; step-father, Craig Nelson; fiancé, Kara Parkey (Nashville); siblings, Melanie Reeves (Walter), Chris Dewitt (Carrie), Rachel, Angie, Shana, Dani, Kayla, Christen, Casey, Emanda, Alyx, Jessica, Alyssa, (along with many foster siblings); and with step-sisters Jennifer, Kristin, and Julie. Brandon is also survived by his MX family who he dearly loved and many close friends that were like family to him.

He was preceded in death by his father Anthony Ray Dewitt.

Brandon Graduated from PCHS in 2001 and from Illinois State University with a major in Computer Science from the School of Information Technology in 2005.

Brandon worked in software engineering at Nike, BakerHill, and Experian. At Experian he served as Director of web services and spent his career building and managing complex, web-based software applications for banks and credit unions across the country. Brandon then co-founded and sold MyJibe (a personal finance software company). Brandon then went to work for the company which acquired MyJibe: MoneyDesktop in Provo, Utah. In 2010, Brandon and Ryan Caldwell co-founded MX in Provo, Utah and later relocated to Lehi, Utah where Brandon was currently working as the CTO.

Brandon was an Eagle Scout where he developed a love of being outdoors, hiking, and working to encourage and uplift others. Brandon enjoyed spending time with family including his many nieces and nephews where he would encourage and motivate them through games and challenges which he would create. He was always known to buy fun gifts that would entertain them all for hours.

Brandon was an accomplished musician and singer. He played many instruments including guitar, piano, drums, and cello. He sang at many events and wrote and recorded a CD of his music.

Brandon passed away in San Diego, California surrounded by many of the friends and family who loved him.

Brandon’s funeral service will be at 10:00 am Monday, November 29, 2021 at Northfield Christian Fellowship in Tremont. Pastor Doug Rumbold will officiate. His visitation will be from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm Sunday, November 28, 2021 at Davison-Fulton-Woolsey Funeral Home in Pekin. Interment will be in Lakeview Cemetery in Pekin.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, His company, (MX) will be matching all donations dollar for dollar. To donate, visit: http://giftfunds.stjude.org/BrandonDewitt

Online condolences may be left for Brandon’s family at www.davisonfultonwoolsey.com.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Brett Allred
  • Ryan Caldwell
  • Braxton Dewitt
  • Chris Dewitt
  • Nate Gardner
  • Adam Hutchison
  • Brennan Knotts
  • Ryan McBride
  • Craig Nelson
  • Walter Reeves
  • Brian Stein
  • Garrett Thornburg

Services

  • Visitation

    Sunday, November 28, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, November 29, 2021

  • Interment

    Monday, November 29, 2021

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Fred Furston

November 26, 2021

So sorry we can’t be there. It’s just such a tragic loss. I can’t imagine loosing a son. Been praying for you Phillis and Chris and your whole family. The pain does not go away. I just loss one of my closest friends a week ago. It’s just hard. Fortunately we will see them again, eventually. Brandon was so intelligent, he left quite a lot of good memories, me I’m still looking for my hair brush !

Ann Witzig

November 24, 2021

So sorry for your loss; but, the world received an abundance of who he was!!!!!!!!

Alice Mosier "Miss Eddy"

November 22, 2021

I was Brandon's Kindergarten teacher. He was always so polite, well-behaved, considerate, smart and just an all-round great kid. I enjoyed being his teacher.

Ryan Jones

November 22, 2021

Some of the deepest, most thought provoking conversations I've had in my life have come in time spent 1 on 1 with Dewitt. He challenged me to be all that I can and to believe in myself like no one had before. My heart aches to think that I won't be able to reach out to him when I need advice on life. Love and miss you, Dewitt

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