James R. Kittle, age 75 of Celina, Ohio passed away on Saturday, May 6, 2023 at the Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys. He was born on Nov. 20, 1947 in Celina, Ohio to the late Richard and Rita (Froning) Kittle. He is survived by, his life partner of thirty-two years, Pam (Cencebaugh) Sykes, who resides in Celina. He is also by five children Nikki Jo Kittle-Bubp of Coldwater, Teresa Perry of Union City, Tammy (Kevin) Howard of Celina, Angie Perry of Greenville and Tia (Dan) Salisbury of St. Marys. Several Grandchildren, Great Grandchildren and several Nieces and Nephews. Sister June (Tom) Kerns of Celina. Janet (Dan) Rasawuhr of Mendon, Joyce Grogg of Mendon and his brother Julius "Stub" Kittle of Celina.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a son Ty Perry.
James graduated from the Celina High School in 1965. He was formerly employed at the Celina Lumber Company and he loved his current job working for The Daily Standard with his life partner for the last Fourteen Years.
He enjoyed fishing, Camping and was an avid movie connoisseur. He also loved wrestling, the Cincinnati Bengals and Reds.
Funeral services will be held at 4:00p.m. on Wednesday, May 10, 2023 at the Lehman-Dzendzel Funeral Home in Celina with Pastor Simon Young officiating. Private family burial will be at a later date in the Mercer Memory Gardens Cemetery. Family and Friends may call at the funeral home from 1:00p.m. - 4:00p.m on Wednesday. Condolences may be shared with the Kittle family on-line at LehmanDzendzelFH.com.
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