Dozens attend funeral for former WLTZ promotions director, Jim Devitt

COLUMBUS, GA (WLTZ) — Anybody who was anybody in the local broadcasting community came out Wednesday afternoon to remember former WLTZ First News promotions director, Jim Devitt.

Dozens of mourners got together at McMullen Funeral Home for the military funeral.

“Diamond” Jim Devitt was well known to country music listeners as a long time popular disc jockey.

But he was also a Vietnam War hero who received two Purple Hearts for his actions on the battlefield.

The pastor told the crowd Jim kept him on his toes. No doubt, Devitt was a quite a character.

Dewitt passed away Sunday at the age of 68.

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