April 28, 2013
Date of Service: May 1, 2013
Section: Sermon on the Mount
James W. Kyte, 83, of Elizabethton, passed away on Sunday, April 28, 2013 at the Johnson City Medical Center Hospital following a brief illness. He was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Alvin and Nettie Smith Kyte. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Gladys Westmoreland; brothers, Verlin, Clay, Edward, Martin, Floyd, and Dana Harmon Kyte.
Mr. Kyte was a retired construction worker and was a member of Local Union 538, Plumbers and Pipe Fitters. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and a former member of Capt. Lynn H. Folsom, VFW Post 2166. He was a United States Navy veteran.
Survivors include his wife of fifty eight years, Shirley Crowe Kyte, of the home; a daughter, Sebrina Love and husband Keith, Jonesborough; a son, Bryan Kyte and wife Nancy, Elizabethton; and one grandson, Kody Love, Joneborough. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
The graveside service for Mr. Kyte will be conducted at 3:00 PM on Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at Happy Valley Memorial Park with Rev. Joe Sorah, officiating. The family will receive friends from 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM on Wednesday at Tetrick Funeral Home of Elizabethton; or at the residence at anytime. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be fellow co-workers of Local Union 538, Plumbers and Pipefitters. Those wishing to attend the service are asked to meet at the funeral home at 2:30 PM on Wednesday, to go in procession.
Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers, may make donations to the Mission Fund at Calvary Baptist Church, 225 N. Holly Lane, Elizabethton, TN 37643.
Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.tetrickfuneralhome.com and signing the guest book. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton is serving the Kyte family. Office 423-542-2232, Obituary line 543-4917.