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Captain Carl Russell "Russ" Witt

October 18, 1947 ~ March 1, 2019 (age 71)

Verona-Captain Carl Russell “Russ” Witt Jr., 71 passed away Friday, March 1, 2019 at his residence in Carr Acres following an extended illness. Russ was born October 18, 1947, to the late Carl R. Witt Sr. and Doris Swindle Witt.  He was survived by his sweetheart of 21 years, Teresa Adams and his sister,  Linda Witt Mula of The Woodlands, Texas.  Russ grew up in Houston, Texas. After graduating from Milby High School, he went into broadcasting, working for many radio stations in the Houston area and WCMA in Corinth and WJLJ in Tupelo. He served his country in the U. S. Army.  After moving back to Tupelo, Russ joined the Tupelo Police Department where he became Captain. He had a 20-year career with the department at which time he started the Police Academy and Chaplaincy Program.   Russ had many interests and organizations he belonged to.  He enjoyed playing his guitar as one of the Monday Night Pickers.  He loved writing music, acting in commercials and in the Tupelo Community Theater.  Most of all he enjoyed his 5 grandbabies, Destyn, Logan, Korben, Morissa and Braylee who affectionately knew him as “Pappy”. 

He will be loved and missed dearly by many nieces, nephews, cousins and by “THE GIRLS” -his devoted puppies!

Services, with police and military honors,  will be held at 2 pm Thursday, March 7, 2019  at the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with his close friend and Tupelo Police Department Chaplain, Rev. Dr. David Hamilton officiating.,  Burial following in Lee Memorial Park.  Visitation will be on Thursday March 7, 2019 from Noon-Service Time only at the Tupelo Chapel.

Memorials may be made to the Tupelo Veteran’s Park, P. O. Box 3608, Tupelo, MS. 38803 or to the Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi, 800 Avery Blvd, Suite 100, Ridgeland, MS. 39157.  For those who may not attend the service it may be viewed at at 2 PM Thursday and for 60 days thereafter. 

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