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Finley Marion Kittrell

January 24, 1944 ~ January 4, 2021 (age 76)


Finley Marion Kittrell passed away January 4, 2021 after a long battle with cancer. He was born January 24, 1944 on the family farm in Oakdale in the Rankin's Chapel community.  His biggest job on the farm was taking care of his Dad’s horses. 

He was very mechanically inclined and became a Master Auto Mechanic. He worked at Harriman Ford Motor Company and East Tennessee Trucks before he and his wife bought their own shop in 1972. Marion was such a hard worker that he went to his shop till he was barely able to walk.

Marion, at a very young age became an avid race car fan. He built his own cars and fast engines. He had many racing friends.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Kittrell; grandson, Dakota Beets; mother and father, Julie Hamby Kittrell and Grover Kittrell; brothers, Frank Kittrell, Paul Kittrell, and Houston Kittrell.

Marion is survived by daughters, Karen (Keith) Crabtree, Lisa (Larry) Beets; grandchildren, Liam Beets and Audrey Beets; niece, Julie (Susie) King; nephew, Kevin Kittrell; sister-in-law, Debbie Kittrell; and best buddy Lamar Winkle.

Special thanks to Gene Isham and Mary and the late Fox Crabtree.

He loved us and taught us to lead by our actions and not by our words and he accomplished a lot along the way.

Marion did not want a funeral, he wanted us to celebrate his life so put on your sunglasses and go eat some of his favorite foods. Grill anything, eat some barbeque, a bowl of ice cream or drink a milkshake and top it off with a Reese cup to celebrate his life

 In lieu of flowers please donate to St Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.

A private graveside service was held by the family. 


Online register book can be signed at  Fraker Funeral Home of Kingston is in charge of all the arrangements.

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