Troy D. Kitchens (1934-2014)

Troy D. Kitchens (1934-2014)

Troy D. Kitchens passed away Sunday, November 16th 2014 in Santa Paula, California at the age of 80.
Troy is survived by his brother Don Kitchens and his wife Sue, 3 children, sons Jeff and his wife Gaynell, Mike and his wife Robin, and his daughter Lenae Cooke. Grandchildren Steven and his fiancee Amelia, Nick, Garrett, Jaime and her fiance Josh, Michael Jr. and his wife Courtney, Lindsey Sue and her husband Jacob, Cory and his fiancee Kristine, Robby and his wife Indra, Ryan and his wife Melody, Stacie, Lisa and Daniel. Great Grandchildren Karissa, Rian, Drake, Justin Michael, Collin, Gavin, Goldie, Savannah, Destiny, Brittney, Juvee, Haleigh, and Kaylee. Great great grandchildren Anthony and Aubrey. Troy also leaves behind many nieces and nephews and many who considered him their honorary grandpa. Troy was preceded in death by his wife Barbara whom he married in 1957.
Troy was born on March 24, 1934 in Mountain Park, Oklahoma to Lester and Lora Kitchens. He graduated from Fillmore High School in 1952. After attending Ventura College, Troy joined the Army's 11th Airborne as a paratrooper. Troy was honorably discharged in 1956 and went to work for Rocketdyne as a solid propellant engineer. After leaving Rocketdyne "T-Roy" began his career in the petroleum industry as a tool pusher where he was known for his amazing work ethic. He retired at the age of 75.
Troy enjoyed spending time with his family, card and poker playing.
We are going to miss this wonderful, loving man and his legendary and often requested telling of "Bad Boy Troy".
His family would like to thank all their friends and family for their love and support.
As per his very specific request no ceremony will be held.
Funeral Arrangements are under the direction of the Family Owned & Operated Robert Rey Garcia Jr Funeral Services, Santa Paula, CA 805.229.7054