John Franklin Hewitt, 92, of Hixson, Tennessee, passed away on Wednesday, March 31, 2021.
John was born on Jan. 9, 1929, in Decatur, Al., and was a 70-year resident of the Falling Water Community. He served in the U.S. Navy and he retired from DuPont after a 35-year career there.
He worshiped at Falling Water Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon, and also served on many committees through the years alongside some of his best friends. He was proud he lived in the Falling Water community and he loved his neighbors and the street he lived on.
Dad loved our family with all his heart but the grandchildren and great-grandchildren were his blessings straight from heaven.
John was preceded in death by his mother, Verda Flynt Hewitt; brother, Fred Hewitt; and sister, Margaret Hunter. He was also preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Joyce Selcer Hewitt; infant son, John Richard Hewitt; and grandson, Cameron Mark Bean.
He is survived by his daughter, Lisa (Steve) Bean; son, Greg (Karen) Hewitt; grandson, Chris (Leslie) Bean; granddaughter Hillary (Matt) Holt; grandson, Jonathan Hewitt; and great-grandchildren, Nellie Bean; Hewitt, Huck, and Hazel Mae Holt.
Funeral services will be conducted from the Chattanooga National Cemetery at 2 p.m. on Thursday, April 8, with Reverend Darrell Davenport officiating.
Our family would like to thank his devoted caregivers, who made it possible for him to remain in his home. There have been several throughout the last five years but the most recent are Donna, Joyce, Dorothy, Ivan, and Russ. Your dedication to Dad was a blessing to our family.
In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be sent in memory to the Cameron Bean Memorial Inc., 2236 Driftwood Road, Soddy Daisy, Tn. 37379, or if you would rather - because it was his favorite past time, go work in your yard, and mow the grass.