DEWITT ROGER J

WO1 Roger J. DeWitt was a VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 10/06/2015 at the age of 69.2 from Cancer
Lakeland, FL
Flight Classes 66-19 and 66-17
Date of Birth 08/02/1946
Served in the U.S. Army
Served in Vietnam with A/229 AVN 1 CAV in 66-67, 23 ART GRP in 70
Call signs in Vietnam STAR 3A, RED WING
This information was provided by Lanny Julian

More detail on this person: Roger 'Huey Taxi' Juan DeWitt, 69, of Lakeland, Florida passed away on 10/06/15 from cancer. Roger was born in Penny Farms, Florida on 08/02/1946. He was married to Robette on May 18, 1968.

Roger spent the majority of his adult life in the Citrus Industry, retiring from Florida's Natural Growers. He served two tours in Vietnam with the U.S. Army as a helicopter pilot flying Huey's and ended his service as Captain in Artillery. He earned many awards and medals for his military service.

Roger's biggest passion was always for fast sports cars and photography. His other passion was his love of our local baseball team, The Flying Tigers, where you would see him and his wife in their first row seats beside the dug out for all their home games. His camera would be in one hand, ice cold beer in the other and a welcoming smile on his face. Roger was preceded in death by his father, Charles, and mother, Phyllis, as well as his son Ryan. Roger is survived by his wife Robette 'Robie,' his daughter Raquel DeWitt Conley (Todd), granddaughters Hope White and Faith Conley, along with nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

A memorial service will be held at Flying Tigers Community Room 2125 North Lake Avenue, Lakeland on 10/10/15 at 1:30 PM.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.heathfuneralchapel.com .

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Date posted on this site: 09/21/2017


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