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John Kittrell

July 8, 1937 — February 4, 2020

John P. Kittrell, 82, of Fruitvale passed away on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 in the peace of his home surrounded by his loving family. John was born on July 8, 1937 in Wichita, Kansas, the son of Ted and Bernice LaVera (Klein) Kittrell. He married Yolanda Sotelo on February 20, 1956 in El Paso. John served his country by serving in the US Air Force for twenty years.

John’s family who are cherishing the memories of his life are his wife Yolanda Kittrell; three daughters, Annette Knecht and her husband Al, Rebecca Martin and her husband Ray, and Kim Kittrell; son, John P. Kittrell II and his wife Anna; grandchildren, Michael J. Dean, Joe Murphy, Billy Murphy, Christopher Hamilton, Kristen Oyler, Collin Kittrell, Christine Riccelli, and Jonathan Kittrell; great grandchildren, Michael R. Dean, Makayla Dean, Grace Oyler, Jack Murphy, Lilah Murphy, Caleb Murphy, Catelyn Hamilton, Allison Kittrell, and Mia Arias; many other relatives and friends.

John is preceded in his death by his parents, Ted and Bernice Kittrell; brother Ted Kittrell; and sister, Charlotte Cantrell.

A memorial service will be held on March 7, 2020 at 11:00 AM at the First Baptist Church of Fruitvale located at 181 VZ CR 1910, Fruitvale, TX 75127. The family is hosting a fellowship and lunch following the service. The family is also using the Ben & Neva's Flowers located at 201 N. Waldrip St., Grand Saline, TX 75140, phone number (903)962-7186.

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