Michael (Mike) Lee DeWitt Sr. died June 5, 2019 at home with his beloved wife, JoAnn Elaine (Anderson) by his side. He was born Oct 20, 1951, the second son to Alex Carlyle and Carol (Miller) DeWitt of Holbrook.
Mike enjoyed small town life in Joseph City and Holbrook growing up. He graduated from Holbrook High School in 1969. He worked at Beck Brother's Furniture and Heward's Auto. When his longtime friend, Curtis Shreeve, asked him to manage Advance Plumbing and Supply, Mike looked forward to the adventure that lasted 25 years. After closing the business, Mike was hired to be a service writer for Tate's Auto Center, later to become the parts manager.
In July of 2017, Mike retired to allow him time for his love of gardening, grandkids, and service to others. One of his favorite hobbies was indexing records for family history. He marveled at the courage and strength of those that he indexed. He cried for those that were lost in tragic accidents and especially the very young. He served in many callings as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; several Bishoprics, Branch President at Greasewood and Holbrook Stake High Council. His favorite places to serve were Greasewood and Indian Wells.
Mike served on the Holbrook City Council and was a fighter for the underdog. He loved his hometown and wanted it to thrive. He was always willing to help others and was a great example to many. Mike was a devoted son, brother, husband, father and grandfather. He and JoAnn married on April 9, 1979, and built a beautiful family together. Mike and JoAnn were sealed for time and all eternity Oct. 23, 1982, in the Mesa Temple. Mike was a one of a kind man. He was thoughtful and well loved by all who crossed his path.
He was preceded in death by his father, Carlyle; brother Timothy (Jamie) DeWitt, sister Cindy Gregov and an infant sister.
Mike is survived by his loving wife, JoAnn; their children, Michael (Amy) DeWitt Jr. Orangeville, Utah, Amanda (Travis) Kissling, Holbrook, Brittany (Richard) Kitelinger, Joseph City and Jacob (Tricia) DeWitt, Woodruff; grandchildren Arianna, Tenea, Elizabeth, Aneesia, Rebecca, Sienna, Austyn, Kenslee, Dylan, Rylee, Reagan, Arri, Trevor, and two grandsons due shortly, Riker (Michael); mother Carol Fay DeWitt of Snowflake; brother Larry (Gabriella) DeWitt of Tucson; sisters, Lana (Roby) Rogers of Phoenix and Becky Coronado of Phoenix.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 15, with a viewing one hour prior at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1127 Helen Ave. in Holbrook.
Owens Livingston Mortuary of Holbrook handled arrangements.
For those who have special memories and would like to send private condolences or sign our online guest book, visit www.owenslivingstonmortuary.com.