Neil Rogers Kitchens of Arkoma, OK passed away November 29, 2015. He was born October 10, 1926 in LeFlore, OK. Neil was a retired administrator and teacher in the Arkoma School system. He loved and respected his profession. He served during WWII with the 11th Airborne. Neil was a generous and loving father and grandfather who always had great things growing in his garden. He was preceded in death by his wife, Vivian and his parents, Fred & Beatrice; brothers, Coleman, J.R., Dawes, John & Doug; son in law, Chubby King.
Survivors include his three daughters and sons in law, Janet King, Lujane and David Buttress of Arkoma; Joan and Gregg Goss of Perkins, OK; grandchildren, David Neil "Bo" and Renea Buttress, Jarrod Buttress, Jake and Ginger Goss, Jaycee and Travis Elliott; great granddaughters, Addison Buttress and Timber Goss; three brothers, Clyde Kitchens, Kenneth Kitchens, Carrol Kitchens and one sister, Christine McElroy ; many nieces, nephews, other relatives, loved ones and friends.
Services will be 10 am, Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at Evans Chapel of Memories, Poteau, OK with Gregg Goss officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Ft. Smith, AR. Pallbearers will be his grandsons. Honorary pallbearers will be the J-Sacs Coffee Group.
The family will be at the funeral home on Tuesday evening from 5-7 pm to visit with relatives & friends.