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EGGVILLE – Raymond E.J. Witte, 94, passed away Thursday, October 1, 2020, at Sanctuary Hospice House. He was born November 17, 1925, in Ft. Wayne, Indiana. He retired from International Harvester. He was a U.S. Army World War II veteran who received two purple hearts, the silver star, and the gold star. He served on the board of the Mooreville/Eggville Volunteer Fire Department and enjoyed woodworking.
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, October 5, at the Union Grove Cemetery near Mooreville with Jason Parker officiating. McNeece-Morris Funeral Home of Mantachie is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include one daughter, Darlea Heitger of Eggville; two sons, Richard Witte (Cheryl) of Ossian, IN, and Ron Witte (Mary) of Eggville; 7 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandchild.
He a preceded in death by his wife of 68 years, Jeanette I. Witte, on May 1, 2015; and eight brothers and sisters.
Pallbearers will be members of the Mooreville/Eggville Volunteer Fire Department.
Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, October 4, at the McNeece-Morris Funeral Home in Mantachie.
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Sunday, October 04, 2020
2:00 PM – 6:00 PM
3535 Highway 371
Mantachie, Mississippi 38855
Monday, October 05, 2020
468 County Road 1650
Mooreville, MS 38857