Mr. Maurice “Corkey” Neal Witte

Mr. Maurice “Corkey” Neal Witte, of Warrenton, MO. passed away Sunday, October 11, 2020. He was born in Jonesburg, MO. February 17, 1928, to Edward and Pearl (Nee:Schnarre) Witte. He had reached the age of 92 years, 7 months, and 24 days.

Corkey married Betty Jane Watts, June 25, 1949, and spent 68 years together before her passing July 6, 2017. To this union, two children were born, Sharon and Robert. He worked at Binkley for many years as a Tool and Die Maker. He then worked for several trucking companies eventually retiring from Mertens Trucking. Corkey enjoyed woodworking and taking care of his yard. He also could be found in the woods hunting deer and squirrel. Family pinochle games were always exciting to play as well. Every other weekend Corkey loved making a batch of his home-brewed beer that he bottled himself.

Corkey was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Pearl; and his loving wife, Betty. He is survived by his children, Sharon Dunn and significant other Kevin, Robert Witte, and wife Christine; grandchildren Nicole Dunn, Jeffery Dunn; many other friends and family.

We will be Celebrating the Life of Corkey, Wednesday, October 14, 2020, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. A service to honor his life will start at 12:00 p.m. followed by interment at Jonesburg City Cemetery also on Wednesday.

Memorial donations are preferred to College United Methodist Church Choir, c/o Martin Funeral Home, 510 East Main St. Warrenton, MO. 63383. Online condolences may be made at www.martinfuneral.net​.

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