Kenneth Edward Witt, age 80, passed away on July 3, 2017, surrounded by family and loved ones at Arlington, Texas. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, July 7, 2017, in The Chapel at Griffin~Hillcrest with Pastor Donny Custar officiating. Interment to follow in Hillcrest Memorial Park.
Kenneth was born on Feb. 9, 1937, to Edward Witt and Kenneth Mary (Daniels) Witt at Fort Worth, Texas. Kenneth attended Oaklawn Elementary, William James Jr. High and Polytechnic High School. After graduation, he attended two colleges on golf scholarships, at Arlington State and later attended Texas Wesleyan College. He enlisted in the United States Navy in 1955. He completed eight years of service and then was honorably discharged in 1963. Kenneth dedicated his life to Golf and the Graphic Arts Industry selling printing ink for 50 years before retiring at the age of 74. Kenneth will be remembered for being the ultimate host. Though he had many achievements in his life, the devotion to the care of his family was the most important part to him.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Kenneth is survived by his wife of 24 years (34 together), Nadine Gail Witt, three sons, Kevin Witt, Kendall Witt and Robert Goldsmith; three daughters, Kara Witt, Tina Hornung and Shelley Rivera; 18 grandchildren, Taylor Witt, Brandon Witt, Emily Witt, Nick Witt, Menley Hill, Karley Simmons, Grayson Simmons, and Cole Grissom, Monique Matos, Brandi Hurley, Chris Ballard, McKenzi Moore, Cameron Moore, Cali Moore, Jessica Goldsmith, Sarah Goldsmith, Robert Goldsmith Jr., and Perry Goldsmith; 13 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter who brought added joy this past year; one sister, Paula Watson; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Those serving as pallbearers will be Kevin Witt, Kendall Witt, Rick Hill, Cole Grissom, Hunter Gault, Johnny Riley, Dave Hornung and Tim Rivera.
A visitation will be from 9 a.m. until service time on Friday, July 7, 2017, at Griffin~Hillcrest.
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