Kimsey “Bo” Witt


Visitation Details

Service Details
No Formal Visitation Will Be Held 3:00 PM

Saturday, March 10, 2018
McMinn Memory Gardens
Interment McMinn Memory Gardens
Saturday, March 10, 2018











Kimsey “Bo” Witt, 91 of Etowah went to be with the Lord on March 8th 2018 surrounded by his family and compassionate caregivers at Etowah Healthcare Center Nursing Home. Bo was born November 6th 1926 in Athens, TN to Peeler E. Witt and Birdie J. “Hicks” Witt. He attended school in Athens then he attended Wesleyan College where he was a “star” football player. He married his high school sweetheart, whom he adored for 60 years until her death. He owned and operated a small sandwich shop in Athens where they served the best barbeque in town, thanks to his dear friend Burkett Witt’s secret recipe. He also owned and operated a portable roller skating rink. Before moving to Michigan where he and his wife, Juanita raised their 4 children. He worked at McClouth Steel Mill until he started his own truck catering business. After selling his business and retiring he and Juanita moved back to TN in 1997.  They attended and were members of Etowah First Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Juanita; siblings, James, John, Gene, Gladys, Calvin and Allie Witt; Survived by his 4 children and their spouses, Janis and Danny Bierly, Bonita and Bob Morris, Kimsey and Patty Witt and Douglas and Carol Witt; sister, Dorothy Saffell; grandchildren, Lisa Swedren, Stephen Morris, Sara RaJ, Mya Bierly, Stacy Powell, Douglas Witt, Nichole Bates; great-grandchildren, Brittany, Caprice, Madison, Mason, Reagan, Jackson, Dillyn, Jayce; and Many dear friends. Dad you are dearly loved by your kids. We will hold you in the depths of our hearts until we meet again. A graveside service will be held Saturday March 10, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. at McMinn Memory Gardens with Layspeaker Wade Shultz officiating. No formal visitation will be held.




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  1. John C. McKenzie, March 12, 2018

    Sorry to hear about Bo but what a full life he lived and what memories he left. I have known Bo almost all my life and remember what a great athlete he was. If I am not mistaken Juanita grew up not far from my Dad’s grocery close to the high school. I will never forget the story Bo (with a grin) would tell about when he and Burkett had the “slop shop” across from Tennessee Wesleyan. Bo would be working up front and Burkett would be in the kitchen cooking. Occasionaly, a stranger, such as a salesman, would come in and after Bo had talked to the him for awhile he would say “come back to the kitchen with me and I will introduce you to my brother.” (I can see him laughing in heaven as I tell this story.) Bo was not only a great athlete, one with a wonderful sense of humor, but just a wonderful person as well. He will be sorely missed but never forgotten.

  2. Mercedes Bivens March 10, 2018

    The Witt family is in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time


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