Charles Kittinger Jr.
Charles Kittinger Jr., 82, of Mt. Vernon left us at 11:25 a.m. April
13, 2005, at Mt. Vernon Countryside Manor. He was retired from working in
the shipping department at General Radiator in Mt. Vernon.
Mr. Kittinger was born May 8, 1922, in Saline County to Charles Kittinger
Sr. and Fannie (Mayhue) Kittinger. He married Ruby E. (Hensley) Kittinger
April 19, 1952, in Jefferson County; she preceded him in death Nov. 10, 1999.
Graveside services will be held 1 p.m. Saturday at Bethel Memorial
Cemetery in Mt. Vernon. The Rev. Don Rector will officiate. The chaplain of
American Legion Post 141 will conduct the military flag presentation.
Those attending the service are asked to go directly to the cemetery on
Saturday. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Hughey Funeral
Home in Mt. Vernon.
Mr. Kittinger is survived by a son, Paul Edward Byers and wife Linda of
Sweetwater, Texas; a daughter, JoAnn Melena of Mt. Vernon; a special friend
of Mr. Kittinger and his daughter, Mark Cowan of Mt. Vernon, who helped Ms.
Melena care for her father at home prior to his residency at Countryside Manor;
five grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; a brother, Bill Kittinger and
wife Wilma of Eldorado; and several nieces and nephews, including Billy Lynn
Kittinger and wife Sally.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; and a stepson, Billy
Mr. Kittinger was a U.S. Army veteran, who fought in the Philippines and
New Guinea from 1942-1945 during World War II. He was a quiet man who led a
peaceful life, enjoying fishing and hunting. He loved his family and was proud
of them and their accomplishments. He was also a member of Southside Baptist Church,
where he was baptized.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home, where you
may call 242-3348 for further information.
Date: 15 Apr 2005
Submitted by: Robert W. Loman