Cecil Ray Kite, 74, of Phenix City, Alabama, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 23, 2022, at East Alabama Medical Center in Opelika, Alabama.
A Memorial Service will be held at 6:00 PM EST on Thursday, February 24, 2022, at Vance Brooks Funeral Home, 3738 Highway 431N, Phenix City, AL, with Rev. Ralph Henderson officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service until 8:00 PM.
Mr. Kite was born in Columbus, GA, the son of the late Lester Kite and Elizabeth Moore Kite. He graduated with the Central High School Class of 1965. Mr. Kite then served his country in the United Stated Army during the Vietnam War. After returning home he went to college locally at Chattahoochee Valley Community College. Mr. Kite worked for Lummus Industries for 27 years. Later, he became a Maintenance Technician for the Phenix City Board of Education, where he retired. Mr. Kite was a person who loved the outdoors and often could be found camping, fishing or hunting. He was an avid Alabama Crimson Tide football fan and was an “arm-chair” coach for about any sporting event. He enjoyed traveling and never turned down a trip to the beach. Above all, he loved his family and enjoyed spending time with them.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Kite was preceded in death by two brothers Carl Kite and David Lamar Kite.
Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 48 years Gwen Dukes Kite; daughter Suzanne Kite of Phenix City, AL and step-daughter Vicki Rollins and husband Edward of Upatoi, GA; one brother Walter Gerald Kite and his wife Linda of Ft. Mitchell, AL; sister in law Gloria Kite and several extended family members and friends.