W. Bernard DeWitt

06/27/1955 - 10/23/2022


Obituary For W. Bernard DeWitt

William “Bernie” Dewitt Sr
June 27, 1955, to October 23, 2022

William ``Bernie” DeWitt Sr departed this life to live on with his beloved Savior on October 23,
2022. He was born to Joseph A. DeWitt Sr. and Nata P. Barnes DeWitt in Louisville, KY, on June 27, 1955.

He is preceded in departure by his parents mentioned above, his older brother,
Joseph A. Dewitt Jr., and his younger brother, Scotty Dewitt. He is survived by his wife, Nancy
Louise Crenshaw Dewitt; his three children, Sabrina Anne Dewitt, William Bernard Dewitt Jr,
and Christopher Ray Dewitt; his younger sister, Linda Dewitt Gross; his younger brothers, Steven Dewitt and Michael Dewitt; his niece, Lisa Cummings; his nephew, Derek McClellon;
and his sisters-in-law, Norma Crenshaw Walker, Marilyn June Crenshaw, and Kay Crenshaw.

Bernie was a proud retired military veteran with 22 years and 11 months of service in the Army, Marine Corps, and National Guard branches. He was a combat veteran, serving a year-long deployment with the National Guard in Operation Iraqi Freedom. He also served in Beirut, Lebanon, with the 2nd Battalion, 6th Marines, to relieve the 1st Battalion, 8th Marines, after the bombing of the Marine Barracks. He faithfully attended the annual Beirut Memorial service at the Beirut Memorial in Jacksonville, NC, each year.

Bernie lived with the code of service to God, country, and family. He was a devout Catholic and was a member of the Infant of Prague Parish in Jacksonville, NC, for over 30 years and
attended Mass weekly. He enjoyed fishing, watching Westerns, walking outside, and going to the beach in his recreational time. He will be dearly missed by all of his loved ones, and we
rejoice in the blessed assurance through our Lord Jesus Christ that we will be eternally reunited with him on those celestial shores..

The family will receive friends 9:30-10:30 Thursday, November 3, 2022, at Johnson Funeral Home on Henderson Drive followed by his Mass at 11:00 AM at Infant of Prague Catholic Church. Burial, with US Army honors will be 2:00 PM Friday, November 4, 2022. Memorials, in lieu of flowers may be made to TM Funding Please visit the link attached.


3 Nov


09:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Johnson Funeral Home - Jacksonville 2685 Henderson Drive Jacksonville, NC 28546 Get Directions »
3 Nov

Funeral Service

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Infant of Prague Catholic Church 214 Marine Blvd. Jacksonville, NC 28540 Get Directions »
4 Nov


02:00 PM - 02:30 PM

Coastal Carolina State Veterans Cemetery 110 Montford Landing Road Jacksonville, NC 28540 Get Directions »
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  • 11/01/2022

    I've known Bernie for many years and he was a good friend as well as a resident of my little community. He would stop by or wave at me when he passed my office. He would come in very often and we would talk about The Lord and How wonderful he is to us. He was concerned about my daughter with cancer and passed away at Easter time. He helped me with his deep concern talking to me about it. Saying we were in his prayers. It is no doubt in my mind that he's at peace and Our Heavenly Home. An all around caring person. We, in our little neighborhood will truly miss our him. May his loving family be Blessed, especially at this time. Linda Long

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