Charles Lloyd Kittrell IV, 52, of Chandler, AZ, was unexpectedly called home Feb. 4, 2020. He leaves behind his wife and best friend of 27 years Tonya (Verkler) Kittrell. Charles led a very happy life filled with family, friends and his beloved Arkansas Razorbacks.
He was born Sept. 13, 1967, in Panama City, FL. While serving his country, Charles met his wife when they were both stationed in San Diego, CA; they were married the next year in Las Vegas. Charles befriended everyone he met. He was well known for his kindness, sense of humor, patience, integrity, loyalty and compassion. He loved being outdoors, hunting and fishing, cooking for family and friends, riding horses and traveling.
Charles served in the United States Marine Corps as a Small Arms Repair Technician from 1989 to 1993. At the time of his passing, he was the Complex Safety Manager at CAFCC, where he had been employed since 2009. Charles was a graduate of Hudgens Academy in Sardis, SC, and the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Gerald Smith Sr. In addition to his wife, he is also survived by: maternal grandmother, Elsie Smith of Cades, SC; mother, Janet (Smith) Kittrell of Elgin, SC; sister, Lynn (Kittrell) Montjoy (Chris), niece Lauren and nephew Austin, all of Lugoff, SC; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Eddie and Lynda (Vance) Verkler of Black Rock, AR; Tarra (Verkler) Simmons (Stacey), nephew Wave and niece Garnet, all of Mountain Home, AR; Tiffany (Verkler) Head (Michael), niece Amelia and nephew Mick, all of Conway, AR; father, Charles L. Kittrell III of Fort Worth, TX; and several much loved aunts, uncles and cousins.
A celebration of life will be held Sunday, Feb. 9, beginning at noon at the Kittrell home, 15127 East Wood Drive, Chandler, AZ. Arrangements are being handled by Bunker Funeral Home.