OBITUARY

James "Jamie" Kitchen

December 1, 1939April 3, 2021
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James “Jamie” A. Kitchen, 81, passed away April 3, 2021. Jamie was born December 1, 1939 in Karnes County, TX to the late Gladys Jones Kitchen and Fred Kitchen. After losing his father at a very young age, he quit school at age 15 to go to work in the oilfield to support his mom and siblings. Starting out as a “worm,” lowest position in the oilfield, he worked his way up to drilling superintendent. He retired from Patterson UTI in 2008. Even though tragedy prevented him from completing his education, he was incredibly well-read and was often seen with a book in his hand and watching his favorite TV show, Jeopardy, in which he knew all the answers. Jamie is survived by his children, Sarah Schrade (Chris) of Goliad, Shannan Alqarni of Houston, James “Deuce” Kitchen Jr. of Victoria, Charles “Blake” Horton of Utah; sister, Anne Crockett of Victoria and grandchildren, Colby Schrade (Brianna) and Gunner Schrade. He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Jolynne “Judy” Kitchen; sisters, Geraldine Condron, Ruby Parks, Gertrude Brown and brothers, Jack, Earl, Forrest and Calvin Kitchen. Visitation will be Wednesday, April 7, 2021 from 5-7 PM at Rosewood Funeral Chapel. Graveside services will be Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 10 AM at Memorial Park Cemetery. Pallbearers are Colby Schrade, Gunner Schrade, Calvin Koenig, Eric Brown, Troy Condron and Greg Crockett. Words of comfort may be shared at www.rosewoodfuneralchapel.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Fred Kitchen, Father (deceased)
  • Gladys Jones Kitchen, Mother (deceased)
  • Jolynne "Judy" Kitchen, Wife (deceased)
  • Sarah Schrade and husband Chris, Daughter
  • Shannan Alqarni, Daughter
  • James "Deuce" A. Kitchen Jr., Son
  • Charles 'Blake" Horton, Son
  • Anne Crockett, Sister
  • Colby Schrade and wife Brianna, Grandson
  • Gunner Schrade, Grandson
  • Geraldine Condron, Sister (deceased)
  • Ruby Parks, Sister (deceased)
  • Gertrude Brown, Sister (deceased)
  • Jack Kitchen, Brother (deceased)
  • Earl Kitchen, Brother (deceased)
  • Forrest Kitchen, Brother (deceased)
  • Calvin Kitchen, Brother (deceased)
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Colby Schrade
  • Gunner Schrade
  • Calvin Koenig
  • Eric Brown
  • Troy Condron
  • Greg Crockett

Services

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, April 7, 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Thursday, April 8, 2021

Memories

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Jennifer Glover

April 10, 2021

My deepest condolences to James (Duece) and the family
I am sending love prayers and comfort
To you All

Gus Trojcak

April 7, 2021

I have many fond memories of Jamie. He was a very good tool pusher, we drilled several wells together when I was with Christico Pet. I always apreciated his quick wit. He was fun to be around, a very professional man. Please accept my sympathy, I inow Jamie will be missed.

Karrie Brandt

April 7, 2021

Just want to send my love and prayers for you all during this heartbreaking time. He always had a smile on his face! Love
Karrie Brandt

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Biography

James “Jamie” A. Kitchen, 81, passed away April 3, 2021. Jamie was born December 1, 1939 in Karnes County, TX to the late Gladys Jones Kitchen and Fred Kitchen. After losing his father at a very young age, he quit school at age 15 to go to work in the oilfield to support his mom and siblings. Starting out as a “worm,” lowest position in the oilfield, he worked his way up to drilling superintendent. He retired from Patterson UTI in 2008.
Even though tragedy prevented him from completing his education, he was incredibly well-read and was often seen with a book in his hand and watching his favorite TV show, Jeopardy, in which he knew all the answers.
Jamie is survived by his children, Sarah Schrade (Chris) of Goliad, Shannan Alqarni of Houston, James “Deuce” Kitchen Jr. of Victoria, Charles “Blake” Horton of Utah; sister, Anne Crockett of Victoria and grandchildren, Colby Schrade (Brianna) and Gunner Schrade.
He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Jolynne “Judy” Kitchen; sisters, Geraldine Condron, Ruby Parks, Gertrude Brown and brothers, Jack, Earl, Forrest and Calvin Kitchen.
Visitation will be Wednesday, April 7, 2021 from 5-7 PM at Rosewood Funeral Chapel.
Graveside services will be Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 10 AM at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Pallbearers are Colby Schrade, Gunner Schrade, Calvin Koenig, Eric Brown, Troy Condron and Greg Crockett.
Words of comfort may be shared at www.rosewoodfuneralchapel.com.