Albert Witt Jr., a Hero, an inspiration to all who knew him, left this world Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, to walk the Streets of Gold.
Funeral services will be held 2:00pm Saturday Nov. 18, 2017 at Don Grantham Funeral Chapel with Tommy Howell officiating. The family will visit with friends at Don Grantham Funeral Home prior to services Saturday 10:30am to 12:00.
Albert Witt Jr. was born Feb. 12, 1950 in Plaquemine, LA to Mary (Hafford) and Albert Witt Sr. He was one of seven children, Martha, Shelby, Dennis, Sylvia, Landa and Debra. He was preceded in death by his parents and two siblings, Martha and Dennis.
Albert joined the United States Army on Nov. 7, 1967. While stationed at Fort Sill, OK he worked as a bouncer at the Duncan Skating Rink, where he met Toyah Seely. They married Sept. 17, 1968 and lived in Williamsburg, VA until he was deployed to Vietnam in 1969. He was then stationed at Fort Hood, TX until his enlistment ended July 5, 1974. They bought a home in Duncan, OK to live and raise their family. Survivors include his wife, Toyah Witt of the home; his children, Cloresa and Mike Fisher, Tonya and Benny Cook and Marvin and Tammi Witt; grandchildren, Felisha and Cortez Lawrence, Brittany and Andrew Stroud, Mitchell Lewis, Michelle and Jeff Latham, Kayla Witt, Rachel Witt, Trinity Cook, Austin Jones, Josh Fisher and Tucker Jones; great-grandchildren, Angie Chacon, Jimmie Johnson, Skyla Johnson, Harmony McClung, Jayden Latham, Caleb Latham, Elijah Lawrence, Makya Lawrence, Hunter Stroud and Ty Stroud; and many nieces, nephews and other family members. Albert was also preceded in death by great-grandson Ayden Latham. He loved all his family deeply. He will be missed by all but not forgotten and as great-granddaughter Harmony says, "I will always have you in my heart."
Albert worked as a machinist for Halliburton (1974-1981) and earned his degree from Cameron University (1981-1985). He then worked for ODOT (1986-1987).
He was involved with Boy Scouts, flag etiquette at the elementary schools, designing and placing the Veteran Memorial in the park, organized parades and opened the Home for Homeless Veterans. He loved and enjoyed all the work he did for the Veterans and citizens of Duncan. He was very proud to have aided and assisted Veterans in need. He always thanked everyone he was able to work with, because it was a pleasure. Albert's military achievements include E5, Presidential Citation, three combat bronze stars and Good Conduct. On Dec. 21, 2016 he was the first to receive the Vietnam Veteran Lapel Pin in commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War.
Albert had lots of achievements in his life, but his greatest was his family. He was more proud of his family than anything else in this world. He loved being himself and standing up for his beliefs: Love, Respect and Honor! OUR HERO! OUR MENTOR! Until we see you again!
A private burial will take place at the Elgin National Cemetery.
The family asks that in lieu of flowers, if you wish, to donate towards funeral costs, to contact one of the children.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at: www.granthamfuneralhomes.com.
Published on November 16, 2017