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Baldwin Fairchild Funeral Home

90 Weathersfield Ave, Altamonte Springs, FL

OBITUARY

Herbert Hoover Kitts

July 30, 1930September 1, 2020

Herbert Hoover Kitts, 90, passed away September 1, 2020, at his home in Longwood, Florida.

Herbert was born July 30, 1930 in Wytheville, Virginia, to Ira Dunn Kitts and Trucie Carrell McFarland Kitts.

He served 8 years in the United States Army in the C Battery 83rd Field Artillery Division, stationed in Fort Jackson, South Carolina. He was an award winning marksman and held the rank of SP3.

On July 3, 1954, he married Clara Marie Yost in Bluefield, Virginia. They were married for 64 years at the time of her death on December 17, 2018.

Herbert worked for Royal Crown Cola as a route driver/manager- first in VA/WV, and then Orlando, Florida. He retired after 40 years in their service.

He was preceded in death by his wife, his brothers-Garland, Ira, Nathan, Elmer and Glen, and sisters-Allba and Samantha.

He is survived by: One sister- Claudette Staford, Rockledge, Tennessee. Two sons-Leon & Tim Kitts, Eight grandchildren, 14 Great- grandchildren, and numerous extended family members.

Services

  • Visitation

    Sunday, September 6, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Sunday, September 6, 2020

  • Private Family Committal Service

    Sunday, September 6, 2020

Memories

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Lena “Annette” Winfrey Hayat

September 6, 2020

Uncle Herb was such a decent, honest, kind and humorous person. I have many fond memories of him and Aunt Clara. I used to go on walks with him; he liked walking and talking. He did offer me life advice, and I could take pearls of wisdom from his many stories. He always joked around with me and teased me when I was a kid. He loved children. He could make almost anyone laugh. I wish I could have seen him and other family more often, as my life’s journey took me abroad for too many years. Now that I’m back I realize how much precious time was lost with family. We should cherish every moment we have with our loved ones; time is something you can never get back. I wish Uncle Herb could have met my husband, Aamar, as I think they would’ve gotten along great as my husband has a sense of humor, too. Aamar sends his condolences and love to all of our family. Rest In Peace Uncle Herb. You will be forever loved and missed.

Tiffany Kitts Potter

September 5, 2020

He will forever be one of my favorite men. He was tough, but had the biggest heart out of anyone. Listening to his stories for hours with a joy in his eyes was the best, whether from his childhood or from his time in the Army. He would always greet you with either "what is that?" Or "well hello meanness" but he always had so much love in his eyes.
To him, everyone was family. Didn't matter if you were blood or not, he loved you like family. The least judgemental person you could ever meet. His memory will live on through generations!

Elizabeth Pohano

September 5, 2020

How do you start to describe this man? He was honest, thoughtful, kind, loving, a man of modesty, a man of his word, the one who could provide a laugh when you needed it the most. A loving and tough character, he knew what to say and told you what you needed to hear not what you wanted to hear. He taught me how to work hard. When we were younger they lived on a dirt road and they would get shipments of gravel to fill the holes. He would teach us how to fill it to make it easier to drive on. At a young age that was pretty hard work but, it showed us how hard work paid off for everyone on that end of the road. He loved all his family especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. If he could spend every moment with them he would without a doubt. He will be missed dearly and I know he is dancing up in Heaven watching us and protecting us. 💙

Grant Kitts

September 4, 2020

I have so many fond memories, so many to choose from. Growing up he was stern and soft. We used to go on long walks, and he would talk to me about his life and how to act when I grow up. He was giving me lessons on how to be a man.
He used to tell me stories about his time in the service, and seeing his face light telling them. No matter how many times I heard them, I was glad to hear them again.
I will always miss him, and my love for him will never fade. Thank you for all the life lessons and wisdom you shared with me along your journey.
I would love to have one more walk with you.

Joseph Smith

September 4, 2020

I will always have very fond memories to tell about this GREAT man. A strong, gentle giant of a man who personified silent strength. He used to stand on my arm or legs and wouldn't let me go all the while making me laugh at my pain! The wonderful part about it was watching him do it to my cousins as well, then later years watching him do the exact same thing to my own 2 boys with the exact same results! I would and could not help but giggle like a child watching him do that to my own children who absolutely LOVED him. He was like a "Dad" to all of us and so much more. A true Patriarch completely loved by all if ever there was one. Thank you for your examples that you set not only for me but for all of us children that were lucky to be graced by your presence. God Bless you, Uncle Herbert, thank you, sir, from the bottom of my heart. RIP with Jesus.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

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