James Lytle “Bud” Witty, 85 of Woodbury, Tenn., lost his battle with cancer Thursday, March 11, 2010. He was a native of Cannon County.
Witty is survived by his wife of 20 years, Pauline Alexander Witty, and sister, Florene Ervin of Greenbrier, Tenn. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews.
Witty was a veteran of the army, serving in World War II where he received three battle stars. Witty owned many talented show horses such as Delight Of Magic, Magic’s Sweet Victory, Pusher’s Delightful Star, Precious Pusher, Pride’s Hard To Tell and many others. He was retired from the U.S. Postal Service, a member of the Church of Christ, Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders’ & Exhibitors’ Association and the Mule Skinners Association.
Witty was preceded in death by his parents, Bill Jake and Ollie Mai Gannon Witty; his wife, Florella Witty, and his brothers, Robert, Lee Arnolds and Billy Gayle Witty.
For those wishing to do so, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.