Henry S. Witt, Sr.

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Henry S. Witt, Sr., 87, of Axtell, passed away peacefully Thursday, March 3, 2022 at his residence.

Visitation: 6 – 8PM Tuesday, March 15 at Lake Shore Funeral Home.

Graveside Service: 3 PM, Wednesday, March 16 at St. Joseph Cemetery, in Elk.

Henry Witt was born December 18, 1934, at home in rural McLennan County to parents, Nathaniel Witt, Sr. and Amie Mae (Loyd) Witt.  He attended Ross and West schools.  He operated dairies for most of his working life; then, he started and ran his own trucking business until he retired at the age of 74.  He was a life-long farmer and loved working on farming equipment. “Balin’ wire and duct tape can fix anything.” He married Robin Roberts April 20, 1981.  Together, they enjoyed travelling, especially taking cruises and making trips to Branson.  He was a member of Meadowbrook Baptist Church.

Henry was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, N.C. Witt and Robert Witt; daughter, Dorothy Schaefer; son, Ricky Roberts; and granddaughter, Melanie Smith.

He is survived by wife of 41 years, Robin Witt; daughters, Rebecca Parsons and husband Stuart, Sr., Connie Haggard and husband  Andy, Lacy Hollingsworth and husband Josh, and Regina Lopez and husband Mark; sons, Henry Witt, Jr. and Amanda, Dennis Witt and wife Debra; daughter-in-law, Amanda Roberts; grandchildren, Stephanie Brown, Steven Gilmore, Tyler LaFrance, John LaFrance, Robert LaFrance, Henry Witt, III., Colby Witt, Lenny Witt, Emily Witt, Tenley Witt, Katie Witt, Henley Witt, Ashley McGaughey, Jase Hollingsworth, Landry Hollingsworth, Devin Lopez, Corbin Lopez, Payton Roberts, Ricky Witt, Scottie Witt, Solon Schaefer, and Cathy Fenske; numerous great and great-great grandchildren; sister, Amie Davis and husband Ken;  honorary daughters, Amy Walding and husband John, Nicki Jo Hutchison, and Angela Hudson.

Special thanks to Dr. Jonathan Willis and Compassus Hospice and Accension Home Health.

Memorial contributions may be made to Axtell FFA – Henry Witt, Sr. Memorial Scholarship Fund; Attn:  Lacy Hollingsworth, 308 Ottawa, Axtell, TX 76624.

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  1. Edna Witt Perez

    So sorry for your loss. Henry was a great guy. He will be missed greatl GONE BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN. prayers for you and the family

  2. Stanley Harris

    Robin, Lacy, Henry, Jr., and families,
    My sincere condolences for your loss. I always looked forward to his kind words and friendly conversations. May God provide comfort to you in the days ahead.

  3. Mr Witt was one of a kind. He will always be remembered by many as a kind and jovial man. He will truly be missed.

  4. Regina,
    I am praying for comfort and peace for you and your family

  5. Ricky McGrath

    Sorry for y’all’s loss. Thoughts and prayers for family and friends

  6. I am very sorry for your lose

  7. Lisa Weinberger

    The whole family has my condolences. Henry was always a sweet and met you with a smile! I know he will be missed but never forgotten! Big hugs to the Witt family!

  8. My sincerest condolences to the family. What a wonderdul man! He is resting easy now, with so many of his loved ones! Prayers for comfort and peace for all who loved him!

  9. With deepest sympathy. Your family’s are in my prayers Richard and Debbie Ray

  10. Used to drive truck for same company that he leased to back in the nineties. Much love and respect for him. Will see you when I go home Henry🙏

  11. Missy McCormick

    I remember when he had Henry’s store on Bagby. He was a great man. Remember him an Jr at the HOT Speedway. Always smiling . So sorry for yalls loss. RIH Henry
    Prayers for all
    Missy McCormick an family

  12. Ron and Pam Poston
    Sincerest condolences. Our thoughts and prayers for all the family.

  13. Cynthia Gann/Swor

    So sorry for the loss of Henry. Any time I saw him he always had a smile on his face and friendly to everyone.
    It’s never easy to lose someone so dear. I’m sorry I will not be able to attend visitation nor memorial. Love, hugs, and prayers to you all. Cynthia Parrish Gann-Swor

  14. Our prayers and thoughts are with your friends and family in this time of mourning. May you find comfort and peace in the Lord’s presence.
    Sincerest condolences from Brett Meier and family.

  15. Gary & Barbara Kubitza

    Mr. Witt had such a friendly personality. We always had a great conversation when we saw him at HEB. We are so sorry for your lose. We send prayers for you to find peace in your hearts as you all grieve for the passing of your loved one.

  16. A salt of the Earth individual. He understood the value of hard work. He earned what was his .

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