John Marshall Kitts, 75, of Mount Pleasant Church Road, Mooresboro, died on Sunday, August 25, 2013 at Peak Resources of Shelby. A native of Luttrell, TN, he was born on October 03, 1937, a son of late Raymond Lee and Zettie Jane Kitts. He was a retired Detention Officer with the Cleveland County Sheriffs Department and was a United States Army Veteran, having served in Vietnam. He was a member of Goode’s Grove Baptist Church where he was a former Deacon. Mr. Kitts was known as a “Jack of all Trades”.
He is survived by his wife, Inus Faye Merritt Kitts; one son, Michael Kitts and wife Amy of Campobello, SC; one daughter, Alicia Kitts Fortenberry of Mooresboro; two brothers, Raymond L. Kitts, Jr. and wife Jean of Knoxville, TN and Billy Kitts and wife Hermaline of Knoxville, TN; his grandchildren, Mallori Owens and husband Michael, Samuel Kitts and Kayla Scruggs, Emily Fortenberry, and Jacob Fortenberry; his great grandchildren, Madisyn Owens and Gracie-Kate Kitts.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00pm on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at Goode’s Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Robbie Hensley officiating. Burial will follow at Cleveland Memorial Park. Visitation will be held from 7:00pm - 9:00pm on Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at McKinney-Landreth & Carroll Funeral and Cremation Service.
Memorials may be made to Shelby Life Enrichment Center, 110 Life Enrichment Blvd, Shelby, NC 28152 or The National Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Floor 17, Chicago, IL 60601.
McKinney-Landreth & Carroll Funeral and Cremation Service is serving the Kitts family.