Charles Kitchens, 81, of Shawnee, died Aug. 29, 2017, at an Oklahoma City hospital.

Charles Thomas Kitchens, 81, of Shawnee, died Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017, at an Oklahoma City hospital.

He was born Sept. 21, 1935, in Stuart, Oklahoma, to Jesse and Iva Kitchens.

He graduated from Stuart High School.

He was a construction superintendent and estimator.

Charles married the love of his life, Beverly Grant, on Dec. 24, 1957.

He served his country in the 95th Division Army Reserves.

He liked fishing, hunting, Texas Ranger baseball, spending time with family, and serving the Lord.

He was preceded in death by his wife, his parents, a brother Lee Kitchens, and sister Wanda Howell.

Survivors include daughter: Charla Kitchens; daughter and son-in-law: Kim and Ed Lashum; grandson: Michael Kitchens and wife, Allison; granddaughter: Kayla Woody and husband, Jermey; and great-grandchildren: Daniel, Cassidy, Laylen and Owen.

Service will be at 10 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 2, at Westgate Freewill Baptist Church with Bro. Ernie Deeds officiating. Burial will be at Dale Cemetery.

Walker Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.

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