Floyd Franklin DeWitt Jr. was born on December 11th, 1952 and passed away at home in Selah, WA with his wife and daughter by his side on Monday, August 5th, 2019.
He was born in Riverside, CA to Floyd and Gloria DeWitt. He joined the U.S. Navy in October of 1971. He was stationed on board the USS Saratoga CV-60. After his term in the Navy, he attended a trade school and then college for diesel mechanics in 1976. This then began his long and successful career in diesel mechanics and specialties.
Floyd married the love of his life, Carrie, on April 1st, 1972. He was 19 years old and she was 15 years old. They were married for 47 years. Together they had three children.
In 1988 he packed up his family and moved to Washington state. This is when he began to share with his family his love for farming. He spent his time devoted to his family. He coached his daughter’s fast pitch teams for more than five years. He took his family on many fishing, hunting and camping trips.
He enjoyed tremendously farming his chickens and turkeys. He would always talk to them. He was very proud to pass on all his farming knowledge to his daughter Penny, who had helped him with his farming business.
He was preceded in death by both of his parents and two younger brothers, Bruce and Danny.
He is survived by his wife Carrie (Fischer) DeWitt Jr. of Selah, his three children, Penny Ray (David) of Yakima, Phillip DeWitt of Toppenish and Nicole Fulkerson (Anthony) of Ephrata, his sister Linda Tresner of CA, his granddaughter Cheyenne DeWitt and nine other grandchildren.
The family would like to give a special thanks to Jen Roberts for her kindhearted care and friendship she gave Floyd during home care. And also a special thanks to the Selah Emergency Response Team.