In Memory

David Kite

David Kite

Kite, David A., 61, of Amarillo died Friday, March 4th, 2016

David A. Kite

November 30, 1954 ~ March 4, 2016 (age 61) 61 Years Old

David began his life in Guymon, Oklahoma on November 30, 1954.  At that time his parents, Lewis Thurman and Della could have no idea what a colorful and unique individual David would grow into. David was active in the Boy’s Scouts and obtained the rank of Eagle Scout.  He attended Amarillo High School and would have graduated in 1973, but for David there were far more interesting and more important things to do.

For most of his life, David worked as a truck driver and mechanic; he was a long time employee of Furrs Foods and also worked for a short time at Affiliated Foods. He was a master mechanic and would often stop to assist drivers on the side of the road.  David was like that, yes he may have been wearing an unusual hat, perhaps with a cigarette in hand, but he was kind, he was generous and he loved helping others.  For years he would dress as Santa Clause to bring joy to those that were in the hospital or nursing homes during the Christmas Season.

Harleys and horses, well miniature ponies that is, were a couple of David’s passions in this life.  He raised the minis and trained them to pull a cart or wagon. David would often load up one of his ponies in the backseat of his truck and take them to hospitals and nursing homes to bring laughter and smiles to those who needed it the most.  He also rode with the Booze Fighter’s Motorcycle Club for several years. While riding with the group, David, along with other members of the club volunteered their time and talents for The Bridge Children’s Advocacy Center.

David was proud of the Kite name. He would try anything once and if only one thing could be said about his life it would be that he most unapologetically lived it his way.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Thurman Joseph Kite. Survivors include his two sons, David W. Kite and his wife Mary and Chris Kite and his wife Leisa both of Amarillo; his sister Wanda LaPlount of Amarillo; three grandchildren, Noah Bricker of Tulia, Kinzy D. Kite and Kami Kinzy both of Amarillo; and a hosts of others that called him friend.