Gary Allen Witt, 69, of Mathis passed away on Monday, April 25, 2011.

He was born on Dec. 2, 1941 in Parkville, Mo., to Jewell Johnson Witt and Ina Mae Cavanaugh Witt.

He graduated from Parkhill High School in Kansas City, Mo., in 1959 and attended Park College.

He was a Kansas City, Mo., firefighter, was a business consultant, owned a catering business and CW Caf/ in Mathis before becoming ill.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his wife, Georgia Witt of Mathis; his daughter, Jennifer Witt-Vallejo of Kansas City, Kan.; three grandchildren, Andrew Vallejo, Anthony Vallejo (Tenille) and Amy Bradbury (Andy); eight great-grandchildren, Alyssia, Julianna and Eva Vallejo, Tatum, Avary and Braylin Vallejo and Kaitlin and Kennedy Bradbury.

The memorial service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 30, 2011 at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Orange Grove with Pastor Jonathon Kosec officiating.

Those who wish may make contributions to SPCA, San Patricio County, P.O. Box 1693, Aransas Pass, Texas 78335 in Witt's memory to help start an animal rescue facility in San Patricio County.

Sawyer-George Funeral Home