David Lewis Kite

December 11, 1933 ~ January 16, 2020 (age 86)

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Mr. David Lewis Kite of Dunnellon, FL, formerly of Johnson City, TN, died peacefully Thursday, January 16, at home. He was born in Campbell County, TN on December 11, 1933. He is lovingly remembered by his wife of 59 years, Judith Cramer Kite, daughters Dr. Kathryn French (Ken) and Karen Kite; siblings Charles Kite, Lucille Dossett, and Anne Smith (C.B.); and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was a graduate of Campbell County schools, then served in the Marine Corps and was a graduate of the University of TN. He served the state of Tennessee for over 30 years, 21 of those at East Tenn State University (ETSU), retiring as associate vice-president for administration and finance.

At ETSU, Mr. Kite always put the students first and was known for his integrity, generosity and his easy laugh. While at the university, it was noted that he treated all people equally and would do something for a student just as quickly as for the University president.  David and Judy Kite were members of First Presbyterian Church in Johnson City for 45 years where Mr. Kite supported the church as a Deacon and then as an Elder.  After retirement, he volunteered his time at several charitable organizations. 

A quote that describes him: There is no limit to what a man can do or where he can go if he doesn't mind who gets the credit.

The Service to the Witness of the Resurrection for David Kite will be at the Dunnellon Presbyterian Church, Sat January 25th, at 2 PM, with Pastor Jeffrey Welch officiating.  A reception will follow the service.  

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Dunnellon Presbyterian Church, 20641 Chestnut St., Dunnellon, FL 34431; First Presbyterian Church, 105 S. Boone St. Johnson City, TN 37604; or to the ETSU retiree’s association scholarship fund at East Tennessee State University Retirees Association, Office of Human Resources, Box 70564, Johnson City, TN 37614-1707. 


Memorial Service
January 25, 2020

2:00 PM
Dunnellon Presbyterian Church
20641 Chestnut Street
Dunnellon, Florida 34432


Dunnellon Presbyterian Church
20641 Chestnut St.., Dunnellon FL 34431

First Presbyterian Church, Johnson City, TN
105 S. Boone St., Johnson City TN 37604

ETSU Retiree's Association Scholarship Fund
ETSU Retiree's Association, Office of Human Resources, Box 70564, Johnson City TN 37614-1707

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