Roger Lynn Witt


Roger Lynn Witt Sr., age 69 and three days, of Eddyville, Iowa, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 18, 2016, at the University of Iowa Hospital surrounded by family.
Visitation for Roger will be held from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016, at the Eddyville Funeral Chapel. Roger's family will be greeting friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesday evening.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., on Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016 at the First Christian Church of Eddyville. Burial will follow services at White Oak Cemetery of rural Eddyville.
Roger was born in Oskaloosa, on Monday, Dec. 15, 1947, the son of Michael Albert and Roberta Ellen (Bogard) Witt. Roger was raised in Oskaloosa.
After school Roger lived in California, Texas and Missouri. He moved back to Iowa in 1984. He worked at Missouri Mining in Unionville, Missouri, Lovilia Coal Mining in Lovilia. From 1985 to 1996 Roger worked at Witt Auto Salvage in Eddyville. In 1996 Roger went to work for Ben Shinn Trucking in Eddyville and was currently employed with them. Roger also owned and operated with his wife Vicky R & V Trucking.
Roger enjoyed woodworking, scrapping, gambling at Priarie Meadows, playing casino games on Facebook and camping.
Roger is survived by his wife of 21 years Vicky Witt of Eddyville; seven children, Nick (Penny) Witt of Oskaloosa, Scott Witt Sr. of Oskaloosa, Steven (LaDonna) Martin of Rio Rancho, New Mexico, Patricia "Trish" (Mike) Longoria of Galveston, Texas, Roger "Pookie" Witt Jr. of Rio Rancho, New Mexico, James (Sara) Witt of Radcliffe, Iowa; and a step-daughter Stacy Diane Schwab (Deceased); 14 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. Roger is also survived by his brothers, Mark and Nancy Witt of Eddyville, Albert "Bud" Witt of Tracy, Leon and Liz Witt of California; and his sisters, Sue Brown of Utah and Doris Hoffman of Tennessee.
Roger was preceded in death by his parents; two grandsons, Christopher Pettyjohn and Tanner Witt; his granddaughter Kendra Stephanie; his nephew Tony Atchison; five brothers, Kenny Bogard, Jerry, Larry, Paul David Witt, and in infancy Norman Witt; two sisters, Hattie Lesher and Patricia Hampton; and many sisters and brothers-in-law.
A memorial has been established in Roger's name and will be decided by his family at a later date. Condolences may be sent to The Eddyville Funeral Chapel is assisting Roger's family with services.
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