Lewis W. “Jerry” Sitton, 87, of Oroville, peacefully passed away Wednesday, April 29, 2009 in Oroville, California. He was born on November 5, 1921, in Chico, California.
Jerry attended Chico schools and was studying to enter the medical field when our country entered World War II. Like so many others of his generation, he put his personal plans on hold to serve his country. He joined the U.S. Navy as a pharmacist’s mate and later volunteered to serve as a medic for the 4th Battalion Marine Raiders in the Pacific Theater. Jerry received a Purple Heart and a Silver Star as well as many other medals. Upon returning from duty, Jerry came home to California and entered the grocery business. He loved camping, fishing, travel, and just going for a drive. He retired in 1977 so that he could spend more time traveling with the love of his life, Wanda.
Jerry is survived by his wife, Wanda Sitton; daughter, Marycarol Sitton-Deane; and son, Mitch Sitton. He is also survived by his stepchildren, Juniel Worthington, Ray Owens, Dennis Owens, Les Owens, Wes Owens, and Denise Rouse; as well as his nephew, “Little” Jerry Sitton. He loved all of his kids and was a proud grandfather and great-grandfather.
Respecting his wishes, there will be no services for him, but he will remain in our hearts until we meet again.