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CHARLES WESLEY KITTLEMAN Jr.


1926 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
CHARLES WESLEY KITTLEMAN Jr. Obituary
CHARLES WESLEY KITTLEMAN, JR. McALLEN - Charles Wesley Kittleman, Jr., 87, passed away at home on August 31, 2014, in McAllen, TX. Wes was born in Greenville, MS, on October 16, 1926. He attended Greenville public schools and Andover Phillips Academy where he graduated as an honors student. He attended Yale University and graduated with a double degree in Business Administration and Chemical Engineering. While at Yale, he was captain of the varsity tennis team, participated in intramural golf, and joined Phi Gamma Delta fraternity. He later attended Southern Methodist University and earned a Master's Degree in Educational Administration. After college graduation, Wes worked for ten years in every phase of his family owned wholesale grocery business. He moved to Greenwood, MS, where he met Jane Boring, and the two married in September 1951. They later moved to Dallas, TX. After a few years, Wes left the food industry to work at Greenhill School, a private preparatory school, as their business manager. It was at Greenhill that Wes discovered his love of teaching, and a life-long dedication to student learning began. In 1963, he requested leave from the administrative duties to devote full time to teaching math and developing the tennis program. In 1965, he became Head of the Math Department and later Director of Admissions. He devoted his years at Greenhill to encouraging students and teachers to strive for excellence. He was a loving and devoted father and teacher to his own sons, and he valued the years with his three sons who were students at Greenhill. In 1983, Wes retired from teaching, and he and Jane moved to McAllen, TX. He enjoyed playing golf and tennis. He earned the reputation of a highly respected and valued member of First United Methodist Church where he taught Bible studies, Sunday school classes, served on church committees, and led prayer groups. He touched the life of every church member who knew him. Wes and Jane appreciated the many years of exploring and traveling together across the United States. During his retirement years, Wes continued teaching math. For thirty years, he tutored math in his home to many students, working with them tirelessly until they understood and excelled at math. Wes is preceded in death by his parents, Eloise Taylor Kittleman and Charles Wesley Kittleman, Sr.; and one brother, Marley Kittleman. Wes is survived by his wife of sixty-three years, Jane; and two brothers, Edmund Taylor Kittleman and William Buxton Kittleman; his sons, Charles Wesley Kittleman, III, (Patsy), William Thomas Kittleman, (Linda), and John Wesley Kittleman (Julie); and grandchildren, Sarah Jane Kittleman, Robert Wesley Kittleman, William Wellman Kittleman, Sarah Rodriguez Pratt, Vanessa Olivarez Burge, Carlos Olivarez, Dylan Thomas Kittleman, Cory William Kittleman, Rondel Taylor Kittleman, Elizabeth Wesley Kittleman, James Thomas Kittleman, and Eloise Ann Kittleman. Funeral Services will be held at First United Methodist Church in McAllen on Tuesday, September 2, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. A reception will follow the service. The family suggests memorial donations may be made to the First United Methodist Church, P 0. Box 2558, McAllen, TX 78502. Kreidlerfuneralhome.com Sign the guest book at www.themonitor.com/obituaries
Published in The Monitor on Sept. 1, 2014
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