October 2, 1953 ~ March 13, 2018

Born in: Miami, FL,
Resided in: Asheville, North Carolina

Craig H. Witty Asheville ~ Craig Harold Witty, 64, of Asheville, died Tuesday, March 13, 2018. A native of Miami, FL, he was a son of John Calvin Witty, Sr. of Coral Gables, FL and the late Joan Dutch Witty. Craig served as President of Witty Air for 30 years and had a passion for music, cars, and travel. In addition to his father, he is survived by his wife, Cathy Monroe Witty; one son, Blake Monroe Witty of Asheville; one sister, Linda Witty of Charleston, SC and a brother, John Calvin Witty, Jr. of Pinecrest, FL. A Memorial Service celebrating Craig’s life will be held at 4:00 PM on Saturday, March 17, 2018 at Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian. The family will have a reception at the funeral home immediately following the service. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a contribution in Craig’s memory to a charity of your choice.

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  1. I have lots of great memories of flying with Craig when we were based in Boston as TWA Flight Attendants. He was one of a kind and always a big hit with passengers and fellow crew members. My sincerest condolences.

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  2. Craig was the perfect combination of fun, humor, caring and talent. He made everyone feel like a special friend – which is why he was voted President of his class in high school. He loved his music and his enjoyment was contagious. He was truly what those of us who have known him for oh so many years like to call him – One Cool Dude. May his love for Cathy and Blake provide them with comfort and peace at this very sad time.

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  3. Cathy and Blake you are heartbroken. What we from Gables High class of
    1971 want you to know is your Dad made us smile and made us laugh
    He had a gift and shared it with us.

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  4. RIP Craig. I enjoyed many wonderful flights with you during our years with TWA. Condolences to your family.
    Moira(McMahon) Presti.

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  5. Rest In Peace my dear friend. You will truly be missed by many. Deepest condolences to your loving family. You will always be remembered by your TWA family

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  6. I’m deeply saddened to hear about Craig’s passing. We became friends during our years at Florida State University ‘? happy, youthful times that were all the more fun and interesting because of Craig. He loved Jethro Tull, the Grateful Dead, the Detroit Tigers, guitars of course, and he hated to lose at Monopoly. He always seemed to have an alert look of expectation, like he was ready for anything and prepared to meet it with good humor. Craig was simply a wonderful guy. My heart goes out to his family in their loss. Godspeed, brother Craig. We will meet in the sweet light of dawn.

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  7. Please accept our sincerest love, prayers, and heartfelt condolences to the entire Witty family at this time. It was such a joy to grow up with you all and be part of the same neighborhood, schools, BD Troop, etc! Craig will always be remembered fondly! Such a loss! May he Rest In Peace!

    ❤️Martha Cox DLugos snd Stuart Cox

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  8. Craig
    A friend that goes back to Ponce Jr High
    Although we really never spent much time together you alway stood hog amount the crowd as a friend and a good person.
    Fly high Craig and no longer with pain.
    Another Angle we can call out to.
    May God be with you
    Amen

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  9. Craig and I spent many years together from first grade through seventh grade at Coral Gables Elementary School and Ponce Jr. High and in the same Cub Scout den. Craig and I were close friends during those years until I moved to South Dade. John, you and I were in the same split grade in Mrs. McConahay’s class at Coral Gables and later were reunited while in a group of waltzers at a debutante ball in 1970. Though I had not talked with Craig in nearly 50 years, he suddenly came to mind a few days ago and when I looked him up I saw that he had passed. I am deeply sorry for the loss you all are feeling. I can tell from the other comments that Craig became a outstanding and greatly loved man, friend, husband and father. May you truly be comforted and may God’s peace be with you in this time.

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  10. I am so sorry to hear this! Craig was a good friend and an inspiration to me, not only at Coral Gables High School, but later in life as well. He fought a good fight and I am looking forward to seeing him on the other side! My condolences to you Cathy and Blake. If I had known the service was today, I would have made the trip up from Florida to be there with you.

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  11. I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. Even though I was a couple of years ahead of Craig, (I was in the Class of 1969),I was very familiar with theWitty family name. Rest in peace, Craig!

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  12. My love and deep condolences go out to all the Wittys. Craig was one great guy and I knew him since Ponce Jr. High and Gables days. With a great sense of humor and full of personality Craig was a great friend to so many.

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  13. Very sorry for your loss. I knew he was ill. Craig and I spent many hours together in the Student Affairs office at CGHS; so many good memories.

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  14. Sending deepest sympathy. Craig and I flew together many times at TWA . We were both from FL but our travels took us to NY ,Boston and I have been in NH the past 40 years.
    Sending prayers to you and your family… God bless him and all of you.
    He was a wonderful man.

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  15. Hello, very unusual message here. I’m in Sudbury Ontario, Canada and I purchased a beautiful guitar from Craig back in 2012. I recently found the detailed return address paper work Craig sent along with the instrument and, unfortunately, it lead to my discovery of his passing. I’m very sorry for your loss, he was a great guy to deal with and I know his spirit of music lives on.

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