Visitation at Funeral Home
Obituary of Paul Stewart Kitchens
Graveside services for Paul Stewart Kitchens, 81, of Lovington, NM will be held on Saturday, June 22, 2019 at 1:00 pm at Lovington Cemetery with David Villar officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Kirby-Smith-Rogers. Mr. Kitchens was born on November 20, 1937 in Snow, Oklahoma to George W. and Lillie Mae (Smith) Kitchens and passed away on June 16, 2019 in Stephenville, TX. He grew up in Antlers, OK and in 1954 moved to New Mexico. He was an electrician, a self-employed contractor who owned his own business called Electric INC. On June 18, 1977 he married Penny Taylor in Las Vegas, Nevada and they have shared forty two years of life and love together. At age sixty, Paul got his CDL and ran a Hot Shot truck in the oil and gas business. He loved fishing and hunting and would go to Northern New Mexico to hunt and then would go fishing in Colorado and even traveled to NW territories of Canada, moose hunting and to Mexico to fish. He was a bowler and played on teams but his passion was definitely golf. He would play on any golf course he could get to, just for sheer enjoyment. He and Penny traveled to Hawaii two times and he played golf there and also spent lots of time playing at Alto. He and Penny liked traveling in their motor home and went to many different places . Paul had a blessed life. He spoiled and enjoyed his dogs, Lucky and Jackson and was an avid OU and Cowboys fan and loved watching golf, especially Lee Trevino, known as the "Happy Mex", play. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
Preceding him in death were his parents; one son: Robert Dale Kitchens; five brothers: J.T. Kitchens, Otis Kitchens, Marvin Kitchens, Albert Kitchens, and James Thomas; four sisters: Nettie Smith Kennedy, Iva Mae Kitchens Gee, Joy Kitchens Gee and Naomi Kitchens Thomas.
Surviving him is his wife, Penny Kitchens of the home, two sons: Joel and wife Debbie Kitchens of Stephenville, TX and Paul Ray Kitchens; one daughter: Linda Mae Kitchens Gunn and husband Howard of Lewisville, TX; two sisters: Sylvia Thomas Pender of Washington, OK and Mickie Kitchens Bittle of Paul's Valley, OK; twelve grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of your choice. Visitation will be held on Friday, June 21st from 5:00 pm until 8:00 at the funeral home.
321 West Washington Street
Lovington, NM 88260
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