Johnny C. WhittJanuary 27, 2018
Johnny C. Whitt, age 68, affectionately known to family and friends as "Pee Wee," passed away Saturday, January 27, 2018 in Houston, TX. Johnny was born at St. Joseph's Hospital in Houston, raised in Corpus Cristi and as a young man returned to the Houston area to attend trade school. Johnny met Linda Akers, the love of his life, on a blind date and they were married three months later.They were happily married for 43 years. For twenty years Johnny worked as a machinist for Weatherford DMC before starting his own business J and R Machine Works with a good friend Roberto Guzman. The "BBQ Man" was well known for his famous BBQ business "Have Pit Will Travel." His next adventure included hot shot driving with his best buddy Bobby Abshire. He returned to the machining business at PGI International before retirement.
Johnny is preceded in death by his mother, father, three brothers and sister. Survivors include his loving wife Linda, daughter and son-in-law, Stacy and Tim Johnson, his son and daughter-in-law, Brad and Keri Whitt, and five grandchildren, Maverick, Weston, Lucas, Cade, and Brady, his brother and sister-in-law Walter and Barbara Whitt in addition to many family members and numerous friends.
PeeWee loved riding his motorcycle, taking care of his pet chickens, playing cards with friends, and cherished every moment with his grandkids. He loved vacationing with Linda in the Bahamas and Las Vegas. His children fondly remember the father/daughter Indian Princess meetings, the field trips he attended, motorcycle rallys, and family camping trips at the river.
The Whitt family will host a Celebration of Life honoring Johnny on Saturday, February 3, 2018, at 2:00 P.M. at Cypress-Fairbanks Funeral Home, 9926 Jones Road, Houston, Texas 77065. Immediately following the service, we would love for you to join us to share your thoughts, prayers and fondest memories of Johnny. In honor of Johnny and his "larger than life" personality, some of us will be wearing Hawaiian/Floral shirts and it would be wonderful if you are able to do the same. In lieu of flowers, we are asking that memorial donations in Johnny's name be made to the Millennium Hospice, 25325 Borough Park Drive, Spring, Texas 77380.
Johnny's favorite scripture was John 3:16-21.
Our gentle giant had a larger than life personality, an unforgettable laugh, and a heart of gold. Rest In Peace our precious Cowpattiedaddy.