John Witt

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John Dean Witt of Panorama Village, after a long battle with cancer, went to be with his Lord on December 22, 2015. He died peacefully at home surrounded by his family and loved ones. Dean - as everyone called him - would have been 89 years old on December 26.

John Dean Witt was born to John and Grace Witt in Murray, Oklahoma on December 26, 1926. His family relocated to Borger, Texas during the Great Depression. After high school, Dean served his country during World War II as a Merchant Marine and, in 1946, he used his outstanding persuasive abilities to convince Charlsie Jean Hunter to be his wife. The couple relocated to Sweeny, Texas in 1947 where Dean worked for and retired from Phillips Petroleum Company after 39 years of service. During that time, he became an Instrumentation & Electrical Department Supervisor. Phillips Petroleum utilized Dean's talents in many of their extended plant shutdowns - not only there in the Sweeny Refinery but at Salt Lake City and Borger as well. It was during this time that their two daughters, Brenda and Paula were born. During their time in Sweeny, Dean was extremely involved with and dedicated to community activities - serving as a volunteer fireman for 26 years and member of the Sweeny City Council. He also was a member of the Lions Club and served as the Vice President of the Chamber of Commerce. If that wasn't enough, he and Charlsie became active in the real estate market with their company, Witt Realty. Dean and his family were also extremely involved with the Church of Christ there in Sweeny and helped construct the building where the church still meets today.

In 1993, Dean and Charlsie moved from Sweeny, Texas to Panorama Village, Texas to enjoy their non-working passion - golf. Even though he was retired and playing golf at every opportunity, Dean still could not slow down. During their time in Panorama Village, he supervised several remodeling and improvement projects for the city. In addition, he built nine homes in Panorama Village, two of which were for his grandsons. In 1996, Dean began serving on the Planning & Zoning Committee and then was elected to the City Council. He also served as a Deacon for the Conroe Church of Christ. God has blessed Dean with a full life and given him many opportunities to serve his communities in several meaningful ways.

John Dean Witt is survived by his wife of 69 years, Charlsie Jean and their two daughters, Brenda Gail and her husband Edward Harvey Hudson and Paula Dean and her husband Brian Jay Brooks, brother Billy Gene Witt (Dee) and sister Linda Elizabeth Shaw (Billy), grandchildren John Ed Hudson (Mandy), James David Hudson (Jennifer), Jennifer Christine Chapman (Chans), Priscilla Ann Wadley (Josh), and Lori Beth Brooks and great grandchildren Johnny, Hana and Lila Hudson; Reagan Calhoun, Brayden and Kenzlee Hudson; Jacy and Reese Chapman; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at the Conroe Church of Christ at 10:00 on Saturday, December 26. Graveside service will be held at Sweeny Cemetery at 4:00 on Saturday, December 26. You are invited to view our webpage and leave written tributes to the family at


Published on from Dec. 23, 2015 to Jan. 5, 2016
Arrangements under the direction of:
Cashner Funeral Home
801 Teas Road | Conroe, TX 77303 | (936) 756-2126
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