Pastor C. E. DeWitt left this world surrounded by family and friends on May 12, 2015. He entered the next world the
very same way. Born on August 5, 1931, Pastor DeWitt began life in Mont Ida, Kansas. He met and married Judy Crosby (his wife of 62 years), while service in the US Air Force in Amarillo, Texas.
Pastor DeWitt was preceded in death by his parents Rev. Warren and Ruby DeWitt and by his great grandson, Gage.
He is survived by his wife Judy, sons Howard and wife Dianne, Marty and wife Rhonda, Dan and wife Linda, brother Leonard and wife Betty; grandchildren Luke, Levi, Michael, Angela, Kristen, Jessica, Veronica, Kari and husband Dan, and Jeremy and wife Keron; great grandchildren include Bryanna, Baylee, Ely, Kaden, Riley, Dylan, Grace, Nathaniel, Paul, James Michael, and Jacob.
Pastor DeWitt graduated from Welda High School in 1949 and from Central Bible College in Springfield, MO in 1963. In later years, he also aattend3ed Central Baptist Seminary in Kansas City, KS.
Through 62 years of ministry, Pastor DeWitt served churches in Kansas, Missouri, Michigan, California, and Texas. He retired at the age of 83 on October 12, 2014 while serving as interim pastor of First Baptist Church of Sedan, KS.
He did not consider himself a professional preacher; he considered himself a pastor. He was a man who served from his heart. He loved his Lord through the end. The celebration of life service will be at the Uniontown First Missionary Baptist Church, Uniontown, KS, on Thursday, May 14, 10:00a.m. A graveside service will follow at 2:00 p.m. at the Oswego, KS, cemetery, under the direction of the Potts Chapel Funeral Home of Caney. Online condolences can be shared at www.pottsfuneralhome.com.
The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Gideon's International or the Uniontown First Missionary Baptist Church Building Fund.