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John Lewis Witty

December 17, 1952 ~ February 10, 2024 (age 71) 71 Years Old


John Lewis Witty, 71, of Hixson, passed away Saturday, February 10, 2024.  His long battle with cancer ended peacefully surrounded by his wife and children. John was born in Hopkinsville Ky. And was a graduate of University of Kentucky. He was a lifelong avid sports fan, from football, golf, to basketball and horse racing, but most of all he was a fan of his alma mater UK basketball.

John’s favorite thing to do was spend time with family and friends, especially his grandkids whom he always made time for and rarely missed a sporting event. John truly was the type who never met a stranger. He was warm and welcoming and always willing to help out anyone in need.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Betty; and father, James.

Survivors include his high school sweetheart of 52 years, Linda Witty, having recently celebrated an anniversary on January 28, 2024. He was a proud father to his three children: Ellen Bell (Chris), Jay Witty (Megan) and Maggie Witty (Harrison); grandchildren: Elizabeth Witty King and Chris, Kendall Bell, Riley Witty, Bryson Bell, Sam Witty and Price Newman; sisters, Anita Rivers (Bill) and Melissa Taylor (Gary). 

The family is planning a celebration of life at one of his favorite vacation spots, Kentucky Lake later this year.

In lieu of flowers, the family is asking you make a donation to Hospice of Chattanooga.

Arrangements entrusted to Lane Funeral Home, 601 Ashland Terrace, Chattanooga, TN 37415, (423) 877-3524,


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