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Lewellyn W. Witte

Lewellyn William Witte, 73, went home to be with our Lord on Friday, January 7, 2011.

He was born on October 30, 1937, in Baker, Ore., to Gustave and Mary Witte. He was a graduate of Phoenix High School, in Phoenix, Ore. Upon graduation, he joined and retired from the U.S. Navy, Naval Air Division, serving in electronics.

He moved to Orlando, Fla., and made his home there for several years. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend. He was a member of crossroads Church of Christ, Florida.

He was preceded in death by his parents and father-in-law.

He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Rose Marie Witte, of Orlando, Fla.; son, Jeffery Witte, of Ormond Beach, Fla.; daughter, Tamara Lynn Lewis, of Lewisburg, Fla.; mother-in-law, Mildred Cribb, of Orlando, Fla.; brothers, Barrie (Eva) Witte, of Leighton, Ala., and Douglass Witte, of Phoenix, Ore.; grandchildren, Bradley and Olivia Lewis, and Kellyne Witte; niece, Michele Morgan, of the U.K.; and nephew, Mike (Evon) Witte, of Butte Falls, Ore.

He had a great love for his family, a very generous heart and was loved by all who knew him. His smile and sense of humor will be greatly missed. Heaven's gain is our loss!

Arrangements by Community Funeral Home, Orlando, Florida.