|Death: ||Jan. 15, 1984|
Gospel preacher and teacher at Freed-Hardeman College.
Gospel Advocate obituary:
On Jan. 15, Robert Lynn Witt died unexpectedly of a heart ailment while in the hospital for knee surgery. His funeral was conducted on Jan. 17 by E. Claude Gardner, assisted by Max Patterson and David Powell. Burial was near Medina, Tenn. He had retired from teaching at Freed-Hardeman College where he served for 36 years. Prior to that he taught in the public schools and for a short time at Dasher Bible School. He was Chairman of the Mathematics Department at Freed-Hardeman College but he also taught science courses and Bible. He was recognized as a thorough and outstanding teacher. Through the years he helped with administrative affairs. He had served as head of the discipline committee and dean of students. For 24 years he coached the tennis team. Few people have done more for Freed-Hardeman College than Robert Witt. He was always willing to do whatever needed to be done. For 50 years he ably preached the gospel. A few years after graduating from Freed-Hardeman College he began his preaching work at Liberty, Ky., in 1934. Through the years he preached for several congregations and in numerous gospel meetings. He also led singing for many gospel meetings. For several years he was a deacon in the Henderson church and at the time of his death he was an elder. Robert Witt had a burning desire to save souls. He participated in a campaign for Christ in England. After his retirement he went to Trinidad for mission work. Because of his long time dedicated service, Freed-Hardeman College honored him with the Doctor of Laws degree on May 3, 1980. He was a member of the Board of Trustees. Robert Witt knew more about more things than most anyone. He was versatile. In addition to Bible and Mathematics, he was knowledgeable of gardening, bees, birds, nature, finance and organ music. He was a happy Christian, a useful citizen and a faithful servant of the Lord. He is survived by his wife, Frances and a daughter, Rose Lynn James and three grandchildren. A Robert L. Witt Memorial Fund has been established at Freed-Hardeman College, Henderson Tenn. E. Claude Gardner., President, Freed-Hardeman College, Henderson, TN 38340. Gospel Advocate, May 3, 1984, page 282.
Mount Zion United Methodist Church Cemetery
Created by: Tom Childers
Record added: Sep 29, 2009
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