Carol Jene "Doodle" or "C.J" Witt

December 3, 1933 - June 21, 2019

Carol Jene Witt of Roanoke (better known as "Doodle" or CJ) was born December 3, 1933 a son of the late Samuel A. and Geneva Montgomery Witt passed away Friday, June 21, 2019.

Mr. Witt was a life long member of Westminster Presbyterian Church (formerly Melrose Presbyterian).  He served multiple terms as a Deacon throughout the 60's, 70s, 80s and beyond.  At Melrose Presbyterian he started out on the Cradle Roll (Nursery Department).  At that time another child was there named Barbara Hendrick, the two would marry in 1953.  As a teenager and young adult he and his future wife Barbara were actively involved in the youth organization, Christian Endeaver.

Carol attended Monroe Junior High School and graduated from Jefferson High School in 1953.  At Jefferson he was a standout on the Footbal Squad and was the team Captain.  He gained local and regional recognition awards.  He was a two time reciepent of the Paul Martin Memorial trophy, awarded to a member of the footbal squad for outstanding character.

His professional life included a few years in the U S Army, then some time in the N& W General Office.  Most of his career would be spent as a dock worker and a truck driver with stints at Mundy Motor Lines, Hennis Freight Lines, and McLean Trucking.  His final and perhaps most memorable career was that of Bus Driver for Abbott Bus Lines where he drove for a wide variety of charter and tour trips that spanned vast regions of the continental United States and Canada.  For a portion of the bus tours, Barbara would go along, serving as a tour escort. Together they made a lot of friends and a multitude of wonderful memories.

Perhaps his most percious roles in  life were that of husband, father, grandfather and friend.

Surviving are his sons, Steven C. Witt and wife Linda, David A. Witt and wife Jackie White; grandchildren, Christine Gibson and husband Daniel, Karl Witt and wife Kimberly; great grandchildren, Nathaniel, Caleb, Ruth and Micah Gibson.

Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Monday, June 24, 2019 at Simpson Funeral Home 5160 Peters Creek Road by the Rev. Kyle Ferguson and Chaplain Allen Woodie.  Interment will follow in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park.  The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Simpson Funeral Home.  366-0707