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Robert Burdette Kittner,89,Orange


Last updated 11/5/2019 at Noon

Robert Burdette Kittner, 89, of Orange, passed away November 4, 2019 at home.

Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m., Friday, November 8, at First Baptist Church in Bridge City. Burial will follow at Autumn Oaks Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Thursday, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.

Born in Clendenin, West Virginia, on May 20, 1930, he was the son of Audley B. Kittner and Margaret Elizabeth (Watt) Kittner. Robert proudly served his country in the United States Navy. He retired from DuPont after 32 loyal years with the company. Robert continued working after retirement as a forklift operator for Schulman and in the maintenance department for Days Inn, Holiday Inn, and King Motel. He was a very hard worker his whole life. Robert was a very lively soul who lived and loved life to the absolute fullest. He enjoyed deer hunting, fishing, all sports, and being outdoors. Robert was a loving husband and father. He will be missed dearly by all who knew and loved him.

He was survived by his loving wife, of 64 years Rita Kittner; children, Jerry Kittner and wife Elaine of Groves and Melinda Bean and husband Terry of Orangefield; grandchildren, Katrina Jones (Blake), Salina Hancock (Clint), Jesse Faircloth, Dynell Arnold, Tara Kimball (Murry), James Bean (Danielle), and Jade Hollier; great grandchildren, Kinsley Lynn, Bentley Ray, Raymond Jackson, Corey Price, Seth Summers, Jacob Price, Dylan Faircloth, Jordyn Arnold, Makayla Kimball, Blake Hancock, Trinton Faircloth, Ava Kimball, Katey Faircloth, Anthony Faircloth, Tucker Jones, Eric Kimball, Emily Faircloth, Brayden Faircloth, and Liam Faircloth; sisters, Marjorie Ashley of West Palm Beach, Florida and Blanche Morrison of Okechobie, Florida; brother, David Kittner of Shivley, Kentucky.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Audley Kittner and Margaret and Henry Kelly; son, Gary Kittner and infant son, George Kittner; brothers, Charles “Bud” Kittner and George Kittner; sisters, Janet Kittner, Esther Hendrickson and Alice Beltz.

Serving as pallbearers will be Clint Hancock, James Bean, Jacob Price, Corey Price, Hiram Clark, Keith Williams, Richard Craig, and John Drake. Honorary pallbearers are Bill Ernst, Oscar Dixon, Jim Hayes, and Donnel Williams.


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