Visitation will be held Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, from 10 a.m. until noon at the Eldridge Baptist Church in Eldridge, prior to the funeral service at noon at the church with Brother Kevin Pugh officiating the service. Burial will be in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Carbon Hill.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred Kitchens Sr. and Cecillia Irene Tidwell Kitchens; his first wife, Magolene Kitchens; brother, Fred Junior Kitchens; sister, Carolyn Kitchens Houlditch.
He is survived by his wife, Darla Jean Hicks Kitchens of Carbon Hill; two sons, Michael D. Kitchens and his wife, Debra, of Nauvoo, and Norman D. Kitchens and his wife, Lesly, of McCalla; three daughters, Sandra D. Tucker and her husband, Tim, of Nauvoo, Wanda Harrison and her husband, Randy, of Nauvoo, and Kathy Samples and her husband, Troy, of Jasper; three sisters, Augusta Norris of Eldridge, Diane Jones of Carbon Hill, and Karen Gillium and her husband, Dave, of Jasper; 12 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, other relatives and dear friends.
Wilson Brothers Funeral Home, Carbon Hill; 205-924-4147