Richard Earl Witt went to be with the Lord on Jan. 2, the day in which he was also born 67 years ago. Preceding him in death are his parents, Jennings and Virginia Witt. Surviving is his wife of 48 years, Patricia E. Witt of Bedford. A son and daughter-in-law, Richard D. Witt and Stacie, of Evington. A daughter and son-in-law, Rhonda W. Akers and Mark, of Lynch Station. He was the proud grandfather of 5 beautiful children, and had a lovable bassett hound Lucy. A private funeral was held Friday, Jan. 4, 2013 at Nicopolis United Methodist Church. Those wishing to make memorials please consider the National Kidney Foundation.