Hi there. For those of you who live far distance I want to share with you where your friend Kit is laid to rest. The cemetery is surrounded by acres of protected land. Right where his grave is, there is a beautiful lake, rich in rushes and full of wild life. The birds that live and fly the sky's appear to own that space and protect it. All of the tomb stones are decorated with a wreaths. His next door neighbor is Leroy Grooms. It is such a peaceful place.
It is now a year gone by.......you are thought of.....prayed for......missed and loved........your memory of kindness, caring, love of your friends will live on in many hearts my good friend........miss you everyday......rest in peace kitrell you are finally home love you cathy ann
Hi there! Yesterday was a perfect day. The sun was shining. The air was crisp, no clouds in the sky. The guns were fired. The taps were played. The flag was presented. The passage of time was read. We all held hands. There were more prayers but I zoned out. The green marble urn was gently returned to earth, in a beautiful setting, waterfront no less. Peace and harmony surrounded us. Grief is love. Soon smiles will replace our tears again. That's what he would want.
God saw him getting tired, a cure was not to be.
He wrapped him in his loving arms and
whispered ‘Come with me.'
He suffered much in silence,
his spirit did not bend.
He faced his pain with courage,
until the very end.
He tried so hard to stay with us
but his fight was not in vain,
God took him to His loving home and
freed him from the pain.
The burial will be on Friday, February 1st at Sarasota National Cemetery in Sarasota at 2:30pm with full military honors. It is open to anyone who would like to attend. Sarasota National Cemetery is exit 205 on I75, Clark Road east about 5 miles.
God brought home a wonderful man with a big heart and tons of charisma. You will not be forgotten as you have touched the lives of many.
God has brought another one of his angels home, may you rest in peace, Kit
Fabulous memories of a very special friend. Kit, I will miss you.
You were loved and will be missed by so many. You had a charisma that only a few people possess, and you carried it well. There will be a void where your laughter, warm smile and sincere concern for others once stood.
May you rest in peace
You were one of a kind Kit...thank you for your loving generosity and kindness...your love and laughter will be missed by so many of us.
Kit you will be greatly missed. Your laughter and outlook on life was infectous. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.
You were a great guy and always kind to everyone you met. Always helping always giving of yourself. You knew what was important in life and showed others by actions not words. You have completed your mission here and may I say " Job well done."
I will miss Kit so much, I will miss his phone calls and just hearing his voice. I met Kit the summer of 1970 we dated til we married in 1972 he served in the U.S. Army during 1973 while we were married. And over all these years we have stayed in touch. He was my frist true love. Cheryln Scott (Stubblefield)
Always smiling..joking..giving..kit on the spot. Always there for everyone..you will missed. Xoxo Peggy
Kit, I will always cherish our friendship, conversation and lots of laughter. You are one of the most giving men I ever met and I will sorely miss you.
I'm so happy that you spent Christmas with my family and I will have those wonderful memories and smile. God bless.
My dearest friend. I have been blessed by your presence in my life. I am a better person because of you. You have a heart of gold. You help so many people and do it with a happy heart. I will miss you Kitrel but know I will hold a special place in my heart and wonderful memories will never be forgotten.
You have been an angel to me....Love, Cathy Ann
Goodbye sweet Kit. You touched the lives of so many people bringing love, joy and laughter. Each of us has our own special memories and stories with you. You and I met on the first day you come to Naples and now we have come full circle ending in the same place as we began. From the first day, you always had my unconditional love.
May you rest in God's peace and love.
Those we love don't go away, They walk beside us everyday, Unseen, unheard, but always near, Still loved, still missed and very dear.
Hug Luke for me Kit
You were just like a brother to me Kit and I will miss you. You was a special part of my life.....your kindness....upbeat attitude...always there if someone needed a friend...."YOU TRULEY WERE ONE OF A KIND !!!"
Eva D (sis) Yukon, OK.
It will not be the same without Kit. We will miss his cheerfulness, great stories, and fun times we had together.
I KNEW KIT 8 YRS. HE LOVED LIFE, HAVING FUN AND TRAVLEING.
HE HAD A CONTAGIOUS LAUGH AND LOTS OF WILD STORIES.
WE TOOK A MOTORHOME TRIP AND TOOK HIS DOG LUKE WITH US. KIT PUT SUNGLASSES ON LUKE AND HAD HIM SIT IN THE FRONT SEAT. WE GOT LOTS OF HONKS, WAVES AND STARES. WHEN WE STOPPED AT A REST STOP, A TRUCKER SAID IT WAS ALL OVER THE RADIO ABOUT THIS MOTOR HOME WITH A DOG IN THE FRONT SEAT AND HE JUST HAD TO COME OVER AND SEE FOR HIMSELF.
HE LOVED HIS DOG AND HIS FRIENDS ALOT.
Kit, we had many great times together. You were a great friend, always the life of the party and would always go out of your way to help a friend. I will miss our talks and your stories but I will always cherish the times we had and memories we made. Rest in Peace my friend!
I MARRIED KIT IN 1991. WE WERE TOGETHER A TOTAL OF EIGHT YEARS. IN ALL THE TIME I KNEW HIM, HE HAD A GREAT LOVE FOR LIFE AND HAVING FUN. I REMEMBER TAKING A TRIP IN A MOTORHOME. WE TOOK HIS DOG LUKE WITH US. LUKE LOVED ATTENTION. KIT PUT SUNGLASSES ON LUKE AND HAD HIM SIT IN THE PASSENGER SEAT UP FRONT. WE GOT HONKS, WAVES AND STARES. WE STOPPED AT A REST STOP AND A TRUCKER CAME UP TO US AND SAID IT WAS ALL OVER THE RADIOS ABOUT THIS MOTORHOME WITH A DOG RIDING AS PASSENGER WITH SUNGLASSES. HE SAID HE JUST HAD TO COME SAY HELLO AND SEE FOR HIMSELF. KIT LOVED TO TRAVEL AND HE LOVED HIS FRIENDS ALOT. HIS SENSE OF HUMOR AND WILD STORIES WILL BE MISSED.
Farewell my sister's friend. You showed her happy times, caring times, laughing times, and helping times. You invited her to your church. May God Bless you now and always.
Goodbye sweet Kit. The struggle and the pain have ended, may you rest in God's peace. While at times over the years, we had our differences, you always had my undying and unconditional love.
You will always live in our hearts and prayers.