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Celebrating the life of
Bobby Ray Kitchens
Passed away on May 25, 2019
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Islands Chapel
912-898-0900
  • Celebration of Life
  • 4:00pm - Saturday, June 01, 2019
  • American Legion Post 154
  • 10 Veterans Drive (Map)
    Tybee Island, GA 31328

Bobby was a sweet man and shared the best stories about SoCal racing scene and the Tybee area. He had a great sense of humor and empathy. I will miss him. May the good earth be soft under you When you rest upon it, May it rest easy over you, At the last, you lay out under it, And may it rest so lightly over you That your soul may be out From under it quickly, and up, and off, And be on its way to God. Goodbye for now my friend.

John Stacy, San Antonio, Texas

I am so sorry for your loss my condolences to the family death is never an easy thing to bear but our God Jehovah has promised mankind a resurrection so we can see our love ones again please read John 5:28,29 this scripture will give the family comfort and strength. JW.ORG for any questions, again I am sorry for your loss.

Cooper, Savannah , Ga

“Bob was a true friend to everybody and his smile always made everybody happy and always tell his stories, he was a positive, outgoing, funny, helpful, kind, sweet hearted, awesome. Bob Really always there to be my dad’s Enduro Boat Race Driving partner and Bob, my dad and I all have a great friendship and every year that I saw him at the Enduro was something to remember, Bob is a great and incredible, loving, caring dad/husband/friend. Bob will always have his spot on the #312 Racing Team and he will never be forgotten, his spirit lives on and I know he’s looking down on all of us right now We will see him again someday soon” - Trent Lewis

Trent Lewis , San Diego, CA

Elaine, I am so sorry to hear of Bob's passing. Praying for comfort for you, your family and friends during this time of grief and loss. Much love to you!

Denese Bledsoe, Garland, TX

Bob Kitchens was a great friend. We worked together at Douglas Aircraft in Longbeach, California. Then at Gulfstream in Savannah, GA. In fact, it was Bob who helped me get hired on at Gulfstream. But Bob always told me, he was raised as a Texan in California. I always thought of him as a Texan. My memories of Savannah and Tybee Island will always include Bob & Elaine as they made it a wonderful experience. It means so much to have good friends to hang out with when moving to a new town. He and Elaine made my parents feel like one of the gang when they came to visit me in Savanah. Likewise with everyone in Tybee. My parents loved that visit. They are not with us anymore but they always asked how Bob & Elaine were doing. I am sorely going to miss Bob and that big ole Texas grin of his.

Michael Rodgers, Mukilteo, WA

So sorry for your loss Elaine. He will always be remembered for his great smile and willingness to help do anything and everything. I really enjoyed our short time together and hope his spirit will continue to guide us until we meet again . He is like a ship going over the horizon at sunset, gone only from our sight, but still big as ever, and as we watch him disappear, others are watching him come up on a new horizon. God bless you. Love and light.

Sam and Mary Griffith, Okeechobee ,

So sorry for your loss Elaine. He will always be remembered for his great smile and willingness to help do anything and everything. I really enjoyed our short time together and hope his spirit will continue to guide us until we meet again . He is like a ship going over the horizon at sunset, gone only from our sight, but still big as ever, and as we watch him disappear, others are watching him come up on a new horizon. God bless you. Love and light.

Sam and Mary Griffith, Okeechobee ,

very sorry for your best partner and world passing away prayers and love Elaine

Paul birge, Tybee, Ga

So sorry For your loss Elaine! I know it's Difficult losing a husband and soul mate!! Its difficult losing our parent! Him and Jimmy are racing together up in heaven I'm sure!!

Mary and Larry Peterson, Longmont, Co

Elaina, please accept my sincere condolences.

Tommy Thompson, Tybee Island, GA

Elaina, you and Bobby Ray have so very many true friends to help you thru this pain. Please know it will get better with their support and love. You are in our prayers. Bob Edleman & Bonnie Gaster

Bob Edleman, Tybee Island, GA

We are heart broken over the news of Bob’s passing. We are sending our prayers and condolences to Elaine and the rest of his family

Ron & Debbie Ayala, Palm Desert, CA

Dearest Elaine Our prayers are with y’all and our love too. The time together is never long enough, however the love you shared will hopefully fill your heart until you’re together again. God bless y’all and be your strength. Love Ron and Debbie

Ron and Debbie Ayala , Palm Desert , Ca.

Elaine. So sad to hear about Bobby Ray. You had a beautiful life together. Always took time to be together. My thoughts and prayers are with you

, ,

What a fine man, always enjoyed our conversations. Prayers for Elaina and family.

Stan Allen, Tybee , Ga

My condolences Elaine, keeping y’all in my prayers and please if you need anything call

Vincent Dorsi, Bloomingdale , Ga

Bobby Ray Kitchens, 76, from Tybee Island, GA and southern California passed away on May 25, 2019.  He was born in Inglewood, CA.  He loved anything with a motor. He raced cars, boats and motorcycles, anything with speed. He loved classic and outlaw country and oldtime rock and roll music.  He had a pilots and captains license.  He was a member of the Tybee Island Marine Rescue Squadron (MRS) for 17 years and served as Skipper for a year.  He loved life and spending it with his wife of 38 years Elaine (Elaina).  He had a loving family.  They included his father James Kitchens (passed away in 1964), his mother Virgie Kitchens, his sister Carol Clarke, 5 children, Jimmy (passed away in 1997), Bobby, Jerry (passed away in 1986), Debbie and Michelle, 9 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.   A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, June 1 at 4:00 p.m. at the American Legion on Tybee Island.  Please bring a covered dish to share. 

 

 

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Bobby was a sweet man and shared the best stories about SoCal racing scene and the Tybee area. He had a great sense of humor and empathy. I will miss him. May the good earth be soft under you When you rest upon it, May it rest easy over you, At the last, you lay out under it, And may it rest so lightly over you That your soul may be out From under it quickly, and up, and off, And be on its way to God. Goodbye for now my friend.

John Stacy, San Antonio, Texas

I am so sorry for your loss my condolences to the family death is never an easy thing to bear but our God Jehovah has promised mankind a resurrection so we can see our love ones again please read John 5:28,29 this scripture will give the family comfort and strength. JW.ORG for any questions, again I am sorry for your loss.

Cooper, Savannah , Ga

“Bob was a true friend to everybody and his smile always made everybody happy and always tell his stories, he was a positive, outgoing, funny, helpful, kind, sweet hearted, awesome. Bob Really always there to be my dad’s Enduro Boat Race Driving partner and Bob, my dad and I all have a great friendship and every year that I saw him at the Enduro was something to remember, Bob is a great and incredible, loving, caring dad/husband/friend. Bob will always have his spot on the #312 Racing Team and he will never be forgotten, his spirit lives on and I know he’s looking down on all of us right now We will see him again someday soon” - Trent Lewis

Trent Lewis , San Diego, CA

Candle tribute lit by Trent Lewis — California

Elaine, I am so sorry to hear of Bob's passing. Praying for comfort for you, your family and friends during this time of grief and loss. Much love to you!

Denese Bledsoe, Garland, TX

Bob Kitchens was a great friend. We worked together at Douglas Aircraft in Longbeach, California. Then at Gulfstream in Savannah, GA. In fact, it was Bob who helped me get hired on at Gulfstream. But Bob always told me, he was raised as a Texan in California. I always thought of him as a Texan. My memories of Savannah and Tybee Island will always include Bob & Elaine as they made it a wonderful experience. It means so much to have good friends to hang out with when moving to a new town. He and Elaine made my parents feel like one of the gang when they came to visit me in Savanah. Likewise with everyone in Tybee. My parents loved that visit. They are not with us anymore but they always asked how Bob & Elaine were doing. I am sorely going to miss Bob and that big ole Texas grin of his.

Michael Rodgers, Mukilteo, WA

Candle tribute lit by Danny Brown — Texas

Candle tribute lit by Lydia Keller — California

So sorry for your loss Elaine. He will always be remembered for his great smile and willingness to help do anything and everything. I really enjoyed our short time together and hope his spirit will continue to guide us until we meet again . He is like a ship going over the horizon at sunset, gone only from our sight, but still big as ever, and as we watch him disappear, others are watching him come up on a new horizon. God bless you. Love and light.

Sam and Mary Griffith, Okeechobee ,

So sorry for your loss Elaine. He will always be remembered for his great smile and willingness to help do anything and everything. I really enjoyed our short time together and hope his spirit will continue to guide us until we meet again . He is like a ship going over the horizon at sunset, gone only from our sight, but still big as ever, and as we watch him disappear, others are watching him come up on a new horizon. God bless you. Love and light.

Sam and Mary Griffith, Okeechobee ,

Candle tribute lit by Robbie Amerson — Georgia

Candle tribute lit by Robbie Amerson — Georgia

very sorry for your best partner and world passing away prayers and love Elaine

Paul birge, Tybee, Ga

Candle tribute lit by Kim Keller — California

So sorry For your loss Elaine! I know it's Difficult losing a husband and soul mate!! Its difficult losing our parent! Him and Jimmy are racing together up in heaven I'm sure!!

Mary and Larry Peterson, Longmont, Co

Candle tribute lit by Gloria Jones — Texas

Elaina, please accept my sincere condolences.

Tommy Thompson, Tybee Island, GA

Elaina, you and Bobby Ray have so very many true friends to help you thru this pain. Please know it will get better with their support and love. You are in our prayers. Bob Edleman & Bonnie Gaster

Bob Edleman, Tybee Island, GA

We are heart broken over the news of Bob’s passing. We are sending our prayers and condolences to Elaine and the rest of his family

Ron & Debbie Ayala, Palm Desert, CA

Candle tribute lit by Ron & Debbie Ayala — California

Dearest Elaine Our prayers are with y’all and our love too. The time together is never long enough, however the love you shared will hopefully fill your heart until you’re together again. God bless y’all and be your strength. Love Ron and Debbie

Ron and Debbie Ayala , Palm Desert , Ca.

Elaine. So sad to hear about Bobby Ray. You had a beautiful life together. Always took time to be together. My thoughts and prayers are with you

, ,

What a fine man, always enjoyed our conversations. Prayers for Elaina and family.

Stan Allen, Tybee , Ga

My condolences Elaine, keeping y’all in my prayers and please if you need anything call

Vincent Dorsi, Bloomingdale , Ga

Candle tribute lit by Dennis and Cheryl — Georgia


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