Kevin T. Outen
Kevin Thomas Outen, 24, spent the last year residing in Florida, and passed away on Sunday, January 10, 2016. He was born in Columbia, Md.
Kevin was an amazing person with the biggest heart and most amazing smile. He enjoyed fishing, playing baseball, and being with his friends and family. All of the wonderful blessings that he had, talent, friendships, positive outlook on life, and, most importantly, family, were sidelined by a wrong decision to do drugs. Kevin battled with a heroin addiction for many years. In the end his addiction ended his life much too soon. He successfully completed drug rehab several times, but the craving that comes from true addiction was more than he could overcome. If there is someone in your life battling addiction reach out to them. So many lives are lost every day. The stigma of embarrassment and denial must be overcome.
To all children, this is a simple reminder that there are people who love you, with everything they have and no matter what you do. Don't be too afraid or ashamed to ask for help. To all parents, pay attention to your children and the world that revolves around them. Even when the surface is calm, the water may be turbulent just beneath. Kevin's struggle has ended. He is finally at peace.
Survivors include his loving parents, Lawrence and Michelle Outen; sisters, Constance and husband, Randy Childress, Stacie Madison, and Grace Outen; and his beloved nieces and nephew, Cassidy (goddaughter), Lily, Mckenna, Alexis, Miley, Kira, and Dylan. Kevin is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.
A memorial gathering will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, January 21, at the J.J. Hartenstein Mortuary, Inc., 24 N. Second St., New Freedom.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice
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