Gerald DeWitt

Monday, July 19, 2021
Gerald DeWitt

SIKESTON — Gerald Anthony DeWitt, 58, of Sikeston died July 16, 2021, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.

Born Feb. 25, 1963, in Sikeston, to Betty DeWitt of Sikeston and the late Jeff DeWitt. He is survived by his wife, Charlotte Cravens DeWitt, of 38 years.

Survivors also include: son, Brandon Anthony (Cathleen) DeWitt of Cape Girardeau; and daughter, Brittany Ellen (Zach) Fayette of Sikeston; brother, Kevin DeWitt of Sikeston; five grandchildren, William Jefferson DeWitt, Lillian Rose DeWitt, James Anthony DeWitt, Beauregard Cooper Fayette, and Lucille Ellen Fayette.

He was the owner and operator of D&S Salvage since its opening in 1984. He was a member of the Sikeston Elks Lodge 2319 and was known for his larger-than-life personality.

Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8p.m. Tuesday, July 20 at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston. Funeral services will be held at St. Francis Xavier Church at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, July 21 in Sikeston.

Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be: Eddie Jones, Mike Worth, Fernando Garcia, Jimmy Dodd, David Vaughn, Grant Williams, Marty Presley and Kyle Duncan.

Honorary pallbearers will be: Gary DeWitt, Wayne Parker, Kenny Bell, Lee Taylor, Wayne Smith, Timmy Farrenburg, Tom Green and Darris McIntyre.

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Memorial contributions may be sent to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 (; or St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 245 West Front Street, Sikeston, MO 63801; or Kenny Rogers Children's Center, 300 Floyd Ave., Sikeston, MO 63801.