Charles T. Witty


Charles T. Witty

Mr. Charles T. Witty, 85, of Woodbury passed away August 3, 2014. He was born on August 27, 1928 in Cannon County, Tennessee. His parents were the late James Lytle Witty and Evelyn Melton Witty.

He is survived by his wife, Janie Allen Witty of Woodbury; brothers, James & Ailene Witty of Mount Juliet, Howard & Barbara Witty of McMinnville; sisters, Nell & Gordon Summar of Auburntown, Ann & Robert Fortner of Nashville, Rosemary & Don Geddes of Nashville and Betty Shoemaker of Brentwood; sister-in-law Olivene Corley of Woodbury and several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Witty grew up in Cannon County and met his future wife Janie. They married December 17, 1949 and spent nearly 65 happy years together. Mr. Charles was a hard working man and he and Mrs. Janie were great partners. He and Bill Smith formed a partnership to haul and sell coal locally. Mr. Charles later owned and operated the business on his own and sold coal to all of the county schools. He also worked for TVA for many years. They owned and operated Cedar Valley Antiques for over thirty years. They enjoyed all their business ventures and loved to talk with people. He was a member of Auburntown Church of Christ and taught Bible class there for 50 years. When Mr. Charles’ health began to fail they started attending the New Hope Church of Christ. Mr. Charles and Mrs. Janie were very close and were seldom seen apart. She took devoted care of him as he became more sick.

Visitation will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Monday, August 4, 2014 from 2-8 PM and on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 from 11-2 PM. Funeral services will be Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at 2 PM in the Smith Funeral Home chapel. David Dunn and Ralph Richardson will officiate. Interment will be in Riverside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations are requested to either the Auburntown Church of Christ or the New Hope Church of Christ. Memories and condolences may be shared at Smith Funeral Home, (615)563-5337