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FRIENDSVILLE Carl Jackson "Jack" DeWitt, 81, of Friendsville, went to be with the Lord Tuesday, July 10, 2018, at his residence.
Born Sept. 26, 1936 in Sang Run, he was the son of the late Parker J. and Mary Louise (Lytle) DeWitt. He was also preceded in death by one brother; Harry DeWitt; two sisters, Susanna Frazee and Jane Burdette.
Jack was a U.S. Army veteran who served for eight and a half years, including fifteen months in Vietnam. He served in the infantry for a year and was a shotgunner on a helicopter for three months. He also served in Germany; Fort Carson, Colo; and Schofield Base, Hawaii. During his time in the Army, he was awarded the Bronze Star, two Purple Hearts, a Combat Infantry Badge, Army Commendation Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Air Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, Shotgunner Wings, National Defense Medal, Vietnam Defense Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, and Good Conduct Medal. After his discharge, he worked as a delivery truck driver for Beachy Lumber Company and also worked for Glen L. Martin, Bethlehem Steel, Baltimore, and Owen Frazee Contracting Company. Jack was a hard worker his entire life. Since retiring he has enjoyed traveling and spending time with his grandsons. He was a member of the American Legion Post 71 and the VVA Post 172, Cumberland.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Eleanor M. "Ellie" (Blankenhagen) DeWitt. They were married June 17, 1964, in Hawaii, while he was stationed there. He is also survived by two daughters, Roxy Umbel, Friendsville, Jackie Hinebaugh (Mark), Friendsville; four grandsons, Cody J. Eyler, Jeffery M. Eyler, Austin J. Hinebaugh, Chase P. Umbel.
Friends will be received at Newman Funeral Homes, P.A., 26722 Garrett Highway, Accident (McHenry), on Friday from 4 to 7 p.m.
Services will be conducted in the funeral home on Saturday, July 14, 2018, at 2 p.m. with Pastor Dennis Leatherman officiating. Friends may call one hour prior to services.
Interment will be in the Sang Run Cemetery, Sang Run.
Expressions of sympathy may be sent to Hospice of Garrett County, P.O. Box 271, Oakland, MD 21550.
Condolences may be left for his family at www.newmanfuneralhomes.com
Published on July 11, 2018
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