Percy Witty | 1928-2014

Published Wednesday, June 25, 2014

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Percy Witty

Percy Witty, 86, died Sunday, June 22, 2014, in his residence at Senior Care Center of Bridgeport.

Memorial service is 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 25, at Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport with the Rev. John Featherston officiating. Visitation is an hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Percival Clark Witty was born June 8, 1928, in a farmhouse outside of Toronto, Ontario, Canada to Roy Bertram and Marion Elizabeth (Clark) Witty. He came to the United States in the late 1940s and attended Harding Academy in Searcy, Ark.

Percy graduated from Harding College in 1953 with a Bachelor of Arts in Education. While at Harding, he met and married Joyce Tidwell of Fredrick, Okla. He later completed a master’s degree in counseling from North Texas State University (now UNT). Percy and Joyce lived and taught school in Valley View, Vernon and Wichita Falls before settling in Bridgeport, where they have lived for the past 49 years.

He leaves behind his loving wife of 62 years, Joyce Witty of Bridgeport; daughters Lesa Williams and husband, Mark, of Wichita, Kan., Sarah McMillian of Azle and Summer Gonzales and husband, Julio, of Watauga; seven grandsons; four granddaughters; and other family members and friends.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Deena Bible; son Roger Witty of White Settlement; brother Roy Witty of Toronto; and sister Doris Kippax of Kitchener, Ontario, Canada.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Harding University Memorial Fund, in memory of Percy Witty, P.O. Box 12238, Searcy, Ark. 72149.

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