Wallis E. DeWitt, age 72 of Auburn, passed away quietly on Saturday, October 3, 2009 at Embracing Hospice in Snellville, GA. Funeral Services will be held at 11 AM on Monday, October 5, 2009 at Union Grove Baptist Church, Auburn, with Rev. Alan Hall and Rev. Al Sizemore officiating. Mr. DeWitt will lie in state from 10 AM to 11 AM. Burial will take place at 11 AM on Tuesday, October 6, 2009 at Guyton Cemetery in Guyton, Georgia. Born in Savannah, GA on June 9, 1937, he was the only son of E.A. DeWitt and Eva Blanch DeWitt. He married Jeanette Pevey in 1960 and during their 49 years of marriage, they had 3 sons. Wallis graduated from Georgia Southern with a BA and from the University of Georgia with a Masters Degree in Microbiology. He then went on to graduate from Tulane University in New Orleans with a Masters Degree in Public Health. Wallis taught school for 1 year and worked for the Public Health Department in Savannah and for John Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. Wallis worked for the CDC in Atlanta for 42 years. He traveled all over the world with his work. Wallis loved his work and those he worked with. They were truly his other family. He enjoyed spending time at his cabin and with his friends at Scaly Mountain, N.C. He also visited his sister in Arizona quite often. His greatest joy was his family and his friends. Those who knew Wallis will miss his cooking and jovial personality. Wallis will long be remembered for his kindness and his generosity to his family and those he came in contact with. He is survived by his wife, Jeanette Pevey DeWitt; Sons and Daughters-in-law: Vince and Bethania DeWitt, Ashley and Suzanne DeWitt, and Eric DeWitt; Grandchildren: Bethany, Tyler, Leah, Brynn, and Jake DeWitt; Sister: Janelle (DeWitt) Olson of Arizona and a beloved cousin, Elfrieda Alston of Decatur, and many nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to ALS Association, Georgia Chapter, 1955 Cliff Valley Way, Suite 116, Atlanta, Georgia 30329 or at www.alsaga.org . The family will receive friends from 2 - 4 and 6 - 8 PM on Sunday, October 4, 2009 at Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 300 Simonton Road, SW, Lawrenceville, GA 30045. 770-962-3100. Please sign the online guest registry at www.stewartfh.com