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Charles Lloyd Kittrell IV

09/13/1967 - 02/04/2020

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.

 

Condolences

  • We are deeply saddened and shocked to learn of Charles’ passing. Please know you will remain in our prayers.

  • Brian and Darlene Diercouff

    We truly will miss Charles, a wonderful person, and great neighbor when he and Tonya lived in Springdale, AR. Prayers and blessings to you, Tonya, and all the family.

  • Kittrell was a one of a kind man. Seeing him coming down a prison hallway, was both intimidating, and pleasant. During safety drills, Kirttrell would let you make your own mistakes, and give you positive feedback on how to improve, or to compliment you on things that you did well. He never put you down, or made you feel stupid. The man was a jack of all trades, and could carry on a conversation about any subject without sounding like a know-it-all. I want to thank the family for sacrificing their time, so that we could be equally blessed in knowing C. Kittrell.

  • Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.

  • He was just amazing person. He always took the time to assist like few did to assist whenever was needed.

  • My prayers go out to Mrs. Kittrell , all of his family and friends. I am absolutely heart broken over the loss of a very good friend. Charles was such a kind and generous man. Heaven truly gained an Angel.

  • Lloyd was a neighbor and friend my whole childhood, he is greatly missed and loved. My prayers will continue to go up for your family.

  • I do not know anyone who did not think the world of him. His absence will be felt deeply by all who knew him.

  • Charles was one of the kindness most humble men I have ever met. He was more than a coworker, he was a friend. I watched him grow in the tears i knew him and he helped me grow as well. He was the kind of man who did his best and would take feedback to heart to better himself.
    The world has lost a truly wonderful man and pray his family finds peace in their time of suffering.

  • Charles was one of the kindest most humble men I have ever met. He was more than a coworker, he was a friend. I watched him grow in the tears i knew him and he helped me grow as well. He was the kind of man who did his best and would take feedback to heart to better himself.
    The world has lost a truly wonderful man and pray his family finds peace in their time of suffering.

  • my condolences offered to his family and CAFCC friends. Since coming here to this facility and getting to know the staff, I would see Mr. Kittrell and he always had a positive word and definitely had a good attitude every time I seen him with a smile on his face. He always had good stuff to say even when evaluating a fire drill that had just been conducted. I’m sure he will be missed and was appreciated not only as a fellow worker but also a good friend to many.

  • LaSandra Grimsley

    We are sending our thoughts, love, prayers, and deepest sympathy.

  • Tonya, I was so sad to hear about the loss of your love. Although I didn’t know him well, he was a warm and kind neighbor to my dear friend D, as are you. I know this void and sadness you are going through right now is impossible, and I can’t even imagine what you are feeling, but I understand loss and have been praying for your heart to heal. May God bless you and keep you in this time and always.

  • Mike Rheingold and family

    We were heartbroken to hear of the loss of Charles. He was a true friend from the moment I met him at CCA. I will never forget when we needed a refrigerator moved and he picked it up by himself. He was a true gentleman and will be missed by all.

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