Ronald Leighton “Bud” Witty, age 78 of Nebraska City, Nebraska, passed away on March 28, 2018, at his home.
Ron was born on June 3, 1939, in Santa Monica, California, the son of Cecil Clarence and Janice Hobson (Edwards) Witty. The family later moved back to Nebraska City where he attended school. Ron graduated from Nebraska City High School with the class of 1957.
On November 8, 1957, he entered the United States Army. He proudly served his country for two years and was honorably discharged.
After serving in the military, Ron was an auto mechanic for many years and later a truck driver. He was one of the first drivers for Werner Enterprises and could proudly boast he was an Accident Free Member of the Two Million Mile Club. He was a lifetime member of the Eagles. He enjoyed Disney movies, nature, driving his convertible, country music and family genealogy, however his greatest love was his family.
Ron found love many times in his life and was blessed with two children who survive him: Rhonda Ullsperger and husband David of Nebraska City, and John “Willie” Witty and wife Rachel of El Paso, Texas; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; numerous step-children, step-grandchildren, and step-great-grandchildren; siblings: Cecilia Bartholomew of Columbus, Nebraska, Sarah Stever and significant other John Wilkens of Ft. Collins, Colorado, Peggy Wallman and husband Dennis of Beatrice, Nebraska, and Toni Kingery of Nebraska City; numerous nieces and nephews; and other family and friends.
Ron was preceded in death by his wife, Diane Witty; his parents; great-grandson, Jonathan Hartley-Ullsperger; a sister, Mary Lee Witty; and brothers-in-law: M. H. Bartholomew and Donald Kingery.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 3, 2018, at Gude Mortuary in Nebraska City. Burial followed at Camp Creek Cemetery south of Nebraska City. Military honors were conducted by the U.S. Army Funeral Honors Detail.
Memorials may be given to Camp Creek Cemetery Association.
Condolences may be left at www.gudefuneralhomes.com ~ Gude Mortuary in Nebraska City is in charge of arrangements.