Max Edwards Witt

January 4, 1955 ~ January 22, 2024 (age 69) 69 Years Old

Max Witt Obituary

Max Edwards Witt, 69 of Chapel Hill, passed away in his home surrounded by loved ones on the evening of January 22, 2024.   

Born January 4th,1955 in Swain County, Max was the son of the late Maxwell Cyrus Witt and Helen Edwards Witt. He was a graduate of UNC Chapel Hill with a Bachelor’s in Political Science. Max started a career as an accountant before becoming a stay at home dad to home school his two children K-12. 

In his early years he enjoyed fishing with his dad and playing sports with his best friend Mike. For many years Max loved playing and coaching baseball with his children. In his adult life Max loved the outdoors and the wild west.  From hiking national parks summer after summer with wife and family to local hiking with his dog Annie and wife Jody.  

Surviving is his wife of 40.5 years, Jody Atzenhoffer Witt; followed by his children Amy Witt Long and her husband Matthew Long; Matthew McKinley Witt and his wife Emily Witt; his grandson, Axl Long; his sidekick dog Annie his best friends Mike Heffner and his wife Sharon Heffner. 

A memorial service will be held in honor of Max’s life at Hillside Baptist Church 10:30am time on February 17th in Bryson City, NC. We ask that you please attend the service in a colorful attire & not black. Max preferred Tarheel blue. 

For those that cannot attend the memorial in Bryson City, there will be a floating visitation at Antioch Baptist Church for friends and family to honor Max  and is family on February 10th, from 1-3pm. 

In lieu of flowers, Max’s wishes are to please make a donation to the Orange County Animal Shelter, where his beagle mix, Annie was adopted. You may make a donation in his name from the following links provided below:



For those staying in Bryson City on the 17th, there are a few options listed below for lodging

Please mention when calling in your reservation, "Max Witt memorial services", for a prearranged discount.


Mckinley Edwards Inn Bryson City, NC

Microtel   Bryson City, NC


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