Ronald Eugene Kittrell was born on Tuesday, August 7, 1951, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. On Tuesday, June 1, 2021, Ronald left this world to join his Lord and Savior, passing peacefully in his home at the age of 69 years old.
After graduating from Capitol Hill High School, Ronald answered his nation’s call and joined the United States Army as a Food Service Specialist. He served in Operation Desert Storm during the Gulf War. Ronald served his country honorably for 20 years before retiring. During his service, he received a National Defense Service Medal, Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, Army Reserve Component Training Ribbon, and .45 Cal (Sharpshooter) Badge. In addition, he was in the 745th Military Police Division and was a responder during the Oklahoma City bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in 1995. Ronald re-entered the civilian world where he worked for CSPI Central Sales Promotion Incorporated. He retired from there after 28 years of service.
Throughout his life, Ronald loved sports and was a fan of the Oklahoma Sooners and Oklahoma State Cowboys. He also enjoyed fishing, camping, hunting, as well as watching WWE (wrestling) and westerns, especially John Wayne movies. One of his favorite shows was the Bates Family.
While Ronald’s first love was Christ, his Lord and Savior, his wife, Patty Kittrell was his best friend and the love of his life for 46 years. He delighted in their time spent together. They would often travel and go out to dinner. They particularly enjoyed going to Western Sizzlin'.
Ronald was stubborn. He liked a good joke, and in simple terms, he liked to BS. Those blessed to know him recognized him to be kind and loving with a giving heart. He was a hard worker and always provided for his family. Ronald also loved spending time with his children, grandchildren, and family. He was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather, and great-grandfather.
Ronald was preceded in death by his father, Virgil Lonzo Kittrell; his mother, Belva Jean (Haley) Woods; by two brothers, Danny Kittrell and Leroy Kittrell. He is survived by his beloved wife, Patty Kittrell; daughter, Myllia Shea & husband Tommy; son Ronald; brother Kenny Woods; sisters Regina Powell, Melanie Wellmaker, Patricia Dugger Bond, and Denise Factor, Dan; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and other loving family members and friends. He touched the lives of many and will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.
Visitation will be held from 4:00 PM to 8:30 PM, Monday, June 7th, and from 9:00 AM to 8:30 PM, Tuesday, June 8th at the John M. Ireland Funeral Home & Chapel, located at 120 South Broadway, Moore, Oklahoma.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, June 9 at 10:00 AM at the John M. Ireland and Son Funeral Home and Chapel, in Moore, with interment to follow at 1:00 PM at the Fort Sill National Cemetery located at 2648 NE Jake Dunn Road in Elgin, Oklahoma.
Services are under the direction of the John M. Ireland Funeral Home & Chapel.
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