Kyle Raymond Kilgore

November 1, 1949May 13, 2019

Kyle Raymond Kilgore, 69 years old, returned to his heavenly Father on May 13, 2019 after a brief but courageous battle with cancer. Kyle was born in Baytown, Texas, on November 1, 1949. The youngest of four children to Jacqueline Spradlin Kilgore and John Raymond Kilgore, Kyle spent his entire childhood in Baytown. He was a member of the first graduating class of Ross. S. Sterling High School, but always considered himself a Robert E. Lee HS Gander.

Kyle attended Florida Christian College before joining the Army Reserve where he served for several years. Kyle began his career as a welder at KBR before transferring to HL&P where he enjoyed a successful welding career of more than 30 years. After retiring as a welder, Kyle became a pipeline inspector where he lived, worked and traveled across the country, including locations in Pennsylvania, Mississippi and his favorite, California. Kyle was a devoted husband and father and dedicated his life to his family. Kyle and Kathleen married March 9, 1984. Together they brought four children to the family, Kelly Beth, Kyle Patrick, Charlie, and Benjamin. The family became a blended family of seven when Allison was born in 1986. Cherese was an additional blessing when she was adopted into the family in 1991. Kyle’s other passion was the family home built in 1907 by his grandfather, John Matthew Kilgore. After noticing the home was deteriorating on the bay, his family allowed him to move the home from Kilgore Road to its current location, where Kyle and Kathleen began the lifelong process of restoring the home and preserving its history.

The Alexander Chapel at Cedar Bayou Grace United Methodist Church has much family history and meaning to Kyle and the Kilgore family. Both Kyle’s parents and grandparents, Clarence & John M. Kilgore, were married in this chapel. While serving in the church, Kyle noticed that the chapel was in need of major repair. A committee was formed to return the chapel to its original state. Kyle, with the help of his sons and many members of the church community, restored it to its current condition. It is only fitting that Kyle’s celebration of life and service be held here today.

Kyle is survived by his wife, Kathleen, children: Kelly Kilgore McGee, Cherese Bissitt Barnett, Charlie and Ben Waterhouse, Allison Kilgore [Ace] Schlameus; grandchildren Reese & Ian Allnutt, Georgia & Temperance Waterhouse, Maddox & Ella Schlameus, and siblings John M. Kilgore, Colette Kilgore [Leroy] Greenley, LuClair Kilgore and many loving nieces, nephews and extended family. Kyle is preceded in death by his parents, Jacqueline & John Raymond Kilgore and his first wife, Kathy Kenney Kilgore.

The family will receive friends beginning at 12 p.m., on Saturday, May 18, 2019, at Cedar Bayou Grace United Methodist Church, 2714 Ferry Rd., Baytown, TX 77520. A Celebration of Life Service will follow and begin at 1:00 p.m.


  • Memorial Visitation Saturday, May 18, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Service Saturday, May 18, 2019


Kyle Raymond Kilgore

have a memory or condolence to add?

Scott Wilson

May 19, 2019

I first met Kyle at Cedar Bayou Methodist. I never saw him without a smile, and he always had kind words to say.
My heart goes out to Kathleen and the family. You’re in my prayers.
RIP good man.

jesse juarez

May 18, 2019

One thing i remember about Kyle that makes me grin when i think about it.One day we were in the boiler welding economizer tubes we had a radio blasting inside couldn't believe we were getting a signal in there but we were .The song came on beer for my horses we both stop welding and started singing to the song. Kyle was louder then me,That was so funny still remember that to this day.I picture him with that smile on your face.Rest in peace my friend

Vivian and Lowell Stewart

May 18, 2019

Our love and hugs are with you Kathy and family with admiration for the courage and character Kyle has shown and your faithfulness and strength, Kathy. We send our love and our prayers.

Valerie Malone

May 18, 2019

Matthew and I will miss you. You always made time to chat with Matthew and he would always tell me how much he loved those conversations. We love you and will miss you!

DeAnne And Les DUVALL

May 17, 2019

Kyle will always be one of the good guys. He loved his whole family fiercely and he loved his friends as if they were family. We will never forget our times with Kyle, Kathleen, and Allison. Rest In Peace, our dear friend. We will meet again and you will always be in our happiest of memories at Garner and in our Supper Club. We absolutely love you.

Stephanie Greer/Bockmiller

May 17, 2019

My condolences to Kyle’s family. We grew up together in church and had lots of fun times. I have thought of him many times through the years and times spent at his home.

RD Burnside

May 17, 2019

Kyle and I had lots of fun together all through high school and after.
I loved hanging out at his house. Kyle had very cool cars too!
And we had fun chasing girls too!!! I loved the guy and will see him again!
Our prayers our with Kathleen and family🙏

Jesse Juarez

May 16, 2019

Saddened to hear of Kyle passing we worked side by side for many years.All though i lost contact with him when we went to different jobs.I often thought about him and what he was doing.Some times our job family came first before our home family.My heart felt sorrow to his family on the loss of there loved one.Death of a loved one is always difficult .My god bring you peace in the days to come

Jody Knowles

May 16, 2019

Kyle was a wonderful friend and a second Dad to my daughter Jaci, for which I'll forever be grateful. Kathleen, Alli and the rest of the family, I pray God's peace and comfort will be with you. I will never forget Kyle, and will always remember him saying loudly "hey Dude !" and giving me a hug whenever we ran into each other around town. Rest in peace my friend, we'll see each other again one day..."Dude" !

Steve DonCarlos

May 16, 2019

Allene and I will be out of town and can't attend Kyle's services, but wanted Kathleen and family to know how much we loved Kyle and that you will all be in our prayers. Kyle was a fantastic man and a great friend. We will miss him, but look forward to seeing him again!