The Rev. James Richard Kittinger, 81, of Pilot, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 12, 2021, at his home.
He was born in Radford, on May 2, 1940, to the late Shirley Shelton and Jean Goff Kittinger.
He was also preceded in death by his sister, Jeanette Kittinger; and a brother, Samuel Kittinger. He was a
U.S. Army veteran and was retired from the Radford Army Ammunition Plant.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Coleen Mize Kittinger; a brother and sister-in-law, Robert and
Faye Kittinger; a special nephew, David Mize and his family; numerous nieces and nephews; special
friends, Charles Lutz and family, Earl (Buddy) and Shirley Sanson, and all the ministers he had associated
Funeral services will be held Thursday, Dec. 16, 2021, at 11 a.m. in the McCoy Funeral Home Chapel
with the Rev. Charles Lutz and the Rev. T. Michael Bond officiating. Burial will follow in Roselawn
Memorial Gardens, Christiansburg. The family will receive friends Thursday from 10 a.m. until service
time at McCoy Funeral Home, Blacksburg.