Graveside memorial services for Orval D. Kitchens, 77, of Brownwood will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 24, at Eastlawn Memorial Park in Early with the Rev. Benny M. Allcorn officiating. Burial will follow under the direction of Heartland Funeral Home of Early.

He died Saturday, Oct. 19, 2008, at the Care Inc. Nursing Home.

He was born Jan. 21, 1930, in Gatesville, to Henry and Mary Louise Shoaf Kitchens. He worked in the oilfields in West Texas most of his life as a roughneck on the drilling rigs. He was a veteran of the U. S. Army. His wife, Jean, preceded him in death on June 25, 2003.

He is survived by his stepson, Jerry Trout of Maricopa, Ariz.

He was preceded in death by a son, Gary Kitchens.

Friends may sign the guestbook at www.heart