Donald Stites


Donald “Woo” Stites, 60, of Rockville, Indiana died at 12:05 am Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at Union Hospital in Terre Haute. He was a fork truck driver for the Mecca Auto Salvage. He was born November 28, 1956 in Chicago, Illinois to the late William G. Stites and Catherine Myers Stites. Survivors include his wife, Vicki Stites; one son, Wade Stites of Mobile, Alabama; one daughter, Ciara (Stephen) Lewis of Dayton, Ohio; siblings, Glen (Ruth) Stites of Montezuma, Linda (Joe) Ratcliff of Mecca, Larry (Paula) Stites of Rockville, Vickie Jackson of Mecca and Betty (Daniel) Gower of Robinson, Illinois; one granddaughter, Callie Lewis; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father on October 13, 1956, mother on February 16, 2004, two brothers, Billy Joe Stites on April 18, 2012 and Ross Stites on January 12, 1985. He was a 1975 graduate of Montezuma High School. He was a member or the Mecca Christian Church. He enjoyed fishing and his work. Services will be 7:00 pm Friday, February 17, at Gooch Funeral Home, 112 W. Howard Street, Rockville, with the Rev. Tim Guoli officiating. Visitation will be from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm Friday at Gooch Funeral Home. Memorials should friends so desire, may be made to the Mecca Christian Church in his memory. Friends may sign an online guest register at