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Richard E. Witt

Richard Eugene (Dickie) Witt, 71, New Albany, died Friday, March 1, 2019.
Born Jan. 17, 1948, in New Albany, he was the son of the late Herman and Mildred Barth Witt.
He worked at G.A. Garner Veneer Inc. in Smithfield, Ky., as a laborer before becoming disabled.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Jeffery Lyn Witt; several brothers; and his companion of 28 years, Marcella Sue King.
Survivors include a brother, Larry Witt (Malinda) of Macon, Ga.; a son, Richard Witt Jr. (Connie); two grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and Marcella’s extended family, including Deanna Frye, Marcella’s sister, who oversaw his medical and everyday needs the past 11 years.
Visitation: Saturday, March 9, from 1 to 5 p.m. at Newcomer Cremations, Funerals & Receptions in New Albany.
Funeral: Saturday, March 9, at 5 p.m. at the funeral home with burial to follow at a later date in Fairview Cemetery in New Albany.
The family suggests memorial gifts to the American Cancer Society or by doing kind deeds for others.