Larry Dale Dewitt, 71, of Carthage went to be with our Lord on December 20, 2019. He was born in Wood County, Wisconsin on February 25, 1948 of the late Darrell Matthew Dewitt and Susan Mary Wherritt.

A Celebration of Life will be held at New Covenant Community Church on Friday December 27, 2019 at 10:00am with Pastor Douglas Garner presiding.

Larry was known to be a jack of all trades. He served 4 years in the Navy as an Engine Mechanic and notably received the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal with Device, and the Expert Pistol Shot Medal. After serving our country, he was known for working in the Motel Management Industry for many years and also worked as a car salesman before retiring.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by two of his brothers; David Charles Dewitt and Patrick Charles Dewitt.

He is survived by his wife of 37 years: Mary Dewitt; four daughters: Lisa Ann McAbee of Ohio, Kindra Dewitt husband Mark Abbott of Carthage, Heidi Lynn Dewitt husband Nick Denman of Las Vegas, Danyell Dewitt-DaSilva wife Kim of Las Vegas; four grandbabies: Braden, Luke, Megan and Alex; six sisters: C. Sue Warner, Sr. Mary Susan Dewitt, Ruth A. Olson, Jeanne M. Smith, Margaret M. Bleumke, Catherine L. Dewitt, four brothers; James D. Dewitt wife Kathy, Phillip M. Dewitt wife Dee, Thomas E. Dewitt, and John R. Dewitt wife Susan.

The family would like to thank all of the staff of FirstHealth Hospice for the exceptional care they provided.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made to FirstHealth Hospice and Palliative Care at 251 Campground Road, West End, NC 27376.

Services entrusted to Fry and Prickett Funeral Home

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  1. Larry will always be a great guy in my memories , worked with him at Foodranch in the early 70-s , just one great guy !! We just talked about him today at Christmas eve and how he dressed up as Santa Claus and came to my folks house . Great guy , great loss .

  2. One of my favorite memories of Larry was January 1967. Larry was home on leave from thr Navy and my third baby (Tami) was hospitalized with pneumonia. I wanted to stay at the hospital with her but I had 2 little ones at home (Tina & Jimmy). Larry gave up 5 days of his leave to come and stay with them. I never forgot his love and kindness. He was one great guy and will be missed!!!

  3. Mary and girls, although we can’t be there in person, we are keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers. We were very blessed to be with you and Larry at the end and will cherish our memories of you and our time together always. Love you all. Thank you all for your great hospitality. We will never forget it.

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