Michael Richard Truitt, 59, of Berlin, Md., passed away on Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, at home, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Salisbury, Md., and raised on the Riddle Farm. He was the son of the late Robert William Truitt and Doris M. (Baker) Truitt.
Truitt retired from work at Perdue as a diesel mechanic. He was a member of SonRise Church, where he was a devoted servant and was involved in many ministries there. He had a true servant heart and loved his church family.
He was also an avid bowler, having been on several leagues in Ocean City, Md., and Millsboro, Del. He was a fan of NASCAR, with his favorite driver being Rusty Wallace. In earlier years, he was involved in training horses in Maryland and New Jersey.
Truitt was preceded in death by two brothers, Bobby Truitt and Harley Truitt. He is survived by his wife, Lorraine Truitt of Berlin; two daughters, Jennifer Booth and her husband, Cory, of Rockwood, Tenn., and Amy Griffith of Mercersburg, Pa.; his sister, Millie Bunting of Gumboro, Del.; his brother, Danny Truitt and his wife, Elly, of Bishopville; a brother-in-law, David Smith and his wife, Sue, of Willards, Md.; three grandchildren, Ethan, Carly and Damon; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018, at SonRise Church, 10026 Main Street, Berlin, Md. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to SonRise Church; 10026 Main St.; Berlin, MD 21811; or to Coastal Hospice; P.O. Box 1733; Salisbury, MD 21802. Condolences may be sent online at www.bishophastingsfh.com.