Earl Lee DeWitt, 79, of Bedford, died Wednesday, June 5, 2013 at his home. He was born in Bedford County on June 21, 1933 a son of the late Charlie Spencer DeWitt and Elsie Kasey DeWitt. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his infant son, Michael Lee DeWitt; two brothers, Jack and Ed DeWitt and one sister, Edith May Elliott. He was retired from Rubatex and a retired farmer. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Josie Wilson DeWitt; a son, Jimmy DeWitt and his wife, Tina; a son, Robert E. DeWitt; three grandchildren, Brandon Lee DeWitt and wife, Lisa; Joanna Casey and husband, Mike; Katie Orange and husband, T.; and three great-grandchildren, Kenda DeWitt, Mason Watts and Karly Orange. A special thanks to all the wonderful people with Bedford Hospice for all they have done. In lieu of flowers please consider the Bedford Life Saving Crew or the Bedford Hospice. A graveside service was held 2 p.m. Saturday, June 8, 2013 at Virginia Memorial Park with Rev. Mark Flores officiating. Arrangements by Burch-Messier (Main Street Location) 317 W. Main Street, Bedford, 540-586-7360.