Gillies Funeral Chapel


Francis William (Bill) Witt, Jr.

May 14, 1948  ~  December 30, 2013

Perry - Our loving husband, father, grandfather and friend, Francis William Witt, Jr., 65, passed away on Monday, December 30, 2013 in Brigham City, Utah. He was born on May 14, 1948 in Clinton, Iowa, a son of Francis William Sr. and Ruth Nadel Althea Flint Witt. Bill attended Willard Elementary, Box Elder Junior High and graduated from Box Elder High School in 1967. He attended Utah State University and Weber State University. Bill married his sweetheart, Denice Orchard on September 12, 1969 in Brigham City, Utah. Their marriage was solemnized in the Ogden LDS Temple in 1976. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and was currently in the Hargis Hill LDS Ward. Bill loved camping and going up to Sourdough with his family. His favorite times included hunting with his group of friends, tinkering around outside and spending time outdoors. The family would like to thank Willow Glen Nursing and Rehab for their loving care of Bill. Surviving are his wife, Denice; six children: Keith Witt; Jami (Patrick) Spencer; Adam (Jocelin) Witt; April (Jeff) Sidwell; Sheri (Max) Coffman; Gregg Witt; 12 grandchildren, his good friend, Steve (Luwana) Farner. He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Naomi Ann Witt and one brother, Donald Lee Witt. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 4, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Hargis Hill LDS Ward Chapel, 8280 South Hwy 89, Willard, Utah. A viewing will be held on Friday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Gillies Funeral Chapel, 634 East 200 South, Brigham City, Utah and on Saturday at the church from 10:00 to 10:40 a.m. in Willard. Interment will be in the Willard City Cemetery.

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So sorry Denice and family. Thoughts and prayers are with you.

Peggy Chambers


My cousin, it took me a long time to find you. Jesus is with you now. I'll find you love always. Tell ann I said hello!

Vicki Steele


Dear Witt Family,
I just wanted to let you know how sorry I am for you at this time. Bill and I worked together out at Thiokol in Repair Maintenance. He was my partner. He was great to work with, and I have always considered him a very good friend. He was also a very good man.

Gary Beadles


We were so sorry to hear about Bill. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during your grief. God bless.

Patrick and Linda McGovern


Denice and family, I am so very sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time grievance. Bill will be greatly missed by all of us at the care center, what great memories we got to make with him and with your family. They will always be remembered.

Melinda Kihlstadius


God Bless and he is at peace now.

Mike and Sue Flint







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