Lonnie "Buck" DeWitt, 70, of Holiday, Florida, went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Tuesday, March 10, 2020. He had been battling illness at Morton Plant North Bay Hospital in New Port Richey, FL.
Lonnie was born to Gene Hall DeWitt, and Ruby Marie Baumgardner, August 08, 1949, in Rowlesburg, WV.
Lonnie graduated from Rowlesburg High School in 1967 and received a Bachelor's Degree in education from Fairmont State College in 1971. He then completed his Master's Degree from West Virginia University in Safety and Risk Management. Buck began his teaching career at Arthurdale Junior High School. Then taught Physical Education and coached basketball and football at Terra Alta High School. He continued this love of coaching and teaching in Springboro, Ohio for 5 years. He finally found his teaching home in 1982 for The Pasco County School System. He taught history, physical education and was most known and loved for his driver's education classes. At Gulf High School he coached both girls' and boys’ basketball, girls' softball, and Varsity football. In 2011, he retired after 41 years from his love of coaching and teaching due to illness.
Buck married Deborah (Titchenell) DeWitt in 1968 and was very proud of his marriage of 51 years. They lived together in Holiday, Fl for the last 30 years where they enjoyed attending Elfer's Baptist Church, raising their two daughters, and watching his beloved Steeler's play on Sunday. They also enjoyed travel and visiting extended family in West Virginia.
He is preceded in death by his daughter Christina Maria DeWitt (1975) and his mother Ruby Marie Baumgardner (2010).
Buck is survived by his loving and constant companion, his wife, Deborah Dewitt; two daughters, Tonya Campbell (Jeffrey Campbell), and Kristle Henry (Donnie Henry); beloved Pawpaw to Chancey Alston Campbell; one brother: Dr. Michael DeWitt (Carla DeWitt); one sister: Bonnie Hill (Hope Hill); his father Gene DeWitt; as well as many nieces, nephews, and extended family.
Friends will be received at the Rotruck-Lobb Kingwood Chapel; 295 South Price Street on Sunday, March 15, 2020, from 12:00 p.m. until the time of the funeral service at 2:00 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Reverend David Spence officiating, Interment will follow at Red Rock Cemetery.
The family would also like to express their gratitude for the love, support, and prayers provided during this difficult time. It has shown us that this man had an amazing impact on others throughout his journey. We are truly touched and blessed.
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