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Leon Witt, 1930-2020

Leon Witt, 89, of Lake Wales passed away Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at Somers Hospice House.

He was born December 1, 1930 in Meridianville, AL, to the late Dowdy and Florence Witt. He has been a resident of Lake Wales for 65 years. Leon was a retired electrician. He served in the Naval Reserve from 1949 to 1953 He liked gardening and farming, except when it came to shelling peas. Leon was a regular visitor to JayBees Restaurant for coffee. He enjoyed people and was a great dad.

Leon was preceded in death by his wife in 2013. He is survived by his daughters, Tilda Bees (John) of Lake Wales, and Connie Schepis of Brooksville; son, Tom Witt (Marsha) of Lake Wales; brother, Billy Witt (Shirley) of Ardmore, AL; 7 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and 8 great-great-grandchildren.

The family receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Thursday June 11 at Marion Nelson Funeral Home in Lake Wales. Funeral Service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday June 12 at the funeral home with Dr. Scott Markley officiating.


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