David Arnold Kithcart
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David Arnold "Jabber Jaw" Kithcart, 63, passed away peacefully at the Idaho State Veterans Home in Boise on August 30, 2014 from natural causes.
He was born on November 24, 1950 in Albany, California. He was the son of Arnold and Phyllis Kithcart and Irving Potter. David grew up around the "Bay Area" in California. He always talked about his paper route he had with brother, Tim. During his senior year they moved to New Mexico where he was the mascot for the Logan Hill Longhorns. From graduation in 1969, he joined the navy as a radio/communications man where he was stationed in Guam. He left the navy in 1976.
David married Cindie Lewis and her daughter Katy on August 7, 1999 in Boise. He was so thrilled to have an instant family and loved his "Katy Bug."
He was a jack of all trades, but his passion was being a long haul truck driver for 22 years. He received many awards for safety and for the thousands of miles behind the wheel. He enjoyed skiing and hunting with friends until he was married and then family was his focus. David enjoyed participating in our church and youth program. He wasn't happy if he couldn't make someone laugh.
David was preceded in death by his father, Arnold Kithcart, and grandparents. He is survived by his wife, Cindie; daughter, Katy Kithcart; brothers, Hal Kithcart and Tim (Chris) Potter; sisters, Terry (Larry) Pierce and Dianne (Jim) Gemeinhardt; and many nieces and nephews.
He was especially proud of his daughter, Katy, who is attending University of Idaho, and was also very fond of her boyfriend, Matthew Rueger.
Family and friends will gather at the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery at 2:oo p.m. on Friday, September 5, 2014. A memorial service will be held at 6:00 p.m. at Eastwind Community Church, 4750 S. Surprise Way, Boise.
In lieu of flowers, there is a college trust fund for Katy Kithcart at Capital Educators Credit Union in Boise.
Published in Idaho Statesman on Sept. 4, 2014