Frankie “Frank” DeWitt, Sr., 83, of Washington, passed away at 3:05 pm Friday, November 22, 2019 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
Frank was born April 23, 1936 in Galesburg to the late Eugene L. and Della Lou Peacock DeWitt. He married Joyce M. Johnson in Memphis, TN on March 28, 1959.
Surviving are his wife, Joyce, of Washington; children, Frankie (Bonnie) DeWitt, Jr. of Springfield, MO, Kim Dewitt of Seymour, MO, Sheri (Richard) Horton of Seymour, MO, and Kristi (Chris) Drinnin of Ames, IA; 17 grandchildren; sister, Eva Gilchrist; 18 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Frank was preceded in death by 9 siblings, a daughter-in-law Pat DeWitt, and one grandson, Robbie Lee DeWitt.
Frank attended Woodruff High School and served in the Army during the Korean War. He worked at Hiram Walker for 18 years in the Cooperage department and went on to retire from Caterpillar after 25 years in the Morton Parts department.
Frank had many interests including bowling, camping, and travel. He was an avid Cardinals fan and a member of the Jayco Jaytrackers. Frank was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 from 5-7:00 pm at Deiters Funeral Home and Crematory in Washington. A service with military honors will be held at noon on Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at the funeral home. Interment will follow the service at Hillcrest Memory Gardens in rural Morton.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Arthritis Foundation.
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