Bernard (Bernie) Wesley DeWitt, passed from this life to his eternal home November 19, 2019. Bernie was born in Minot, North Dakota November 27, 1945 to Merl Wesley and Vonnie Moet (Methvin) DeWitt. They both have preceded him in death.
Bernie married the love of his life, Sherrie DeWitt on October 1, 1977. They were married for 42 happy years.
In his younger years, Bernie loved to fish and hunt. He had a hunting buddy named Jr., who was a full blood Native American. Jr. taught Bernie many hunting tricks which made for interesting stories.
He went to North Eastern Bible College where he studied music and ministry. The best thing about Bernie was his love for the Lord. He loved him and served him through preaching, singing, and cooking. Bernie had a genuine love for people and loved to laugh and have fun.
He had a many different jobs along his career path. He worked as a remodeler and contract painter. In Arkansas, he worked for a time in the funeral home business. He loved to sing and sang baritone with two different groups, one called Eddie Reese and the Hymntime Singers. Not only did he sing with the group but drove the bus, too.
Bernie loved to cook, smoke meat and even bake cookies. Over the years, he owned several restaurants. He had a restaurant in Keefeton, cooked at Gizmos in Muskogee for many years and made the best biscuits! He loved cars and worked as a car salesman for several lots. He also bought and sold cars on his own.
Bernie and Sherrie served as pastors to The Church of God in Shenandoah, Iowa, the Friends Church in Canby, Iowa and served as evangelists for some time.
They settled back to Muskogee in 1989.
Bernie is survived by his wife, Sherrie DeWitt of the home; brother, Jerry DeWitt; nephews, Christopher (Kelly) DeWitt, Tom (Naomi) DeWitt; Shane (Melissa) Parris; nieces, Pam (Jay) Watson, Tanesha and Tayla Parris; sister-in-law, Faye (Rudy) Leon Guerrero; and David Robuck, along with several great nieces and nephews. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
A memorial service celebrating his life will be held 2:00 pm, Friday, December 6, 2019 at the Cornerstone Church, 1501 E. Broadway Street, Muskogee, OK.
Friday, December 6, 2019
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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