Dean Kenneth Kitchen, 37, of Ashland, Kentucky passed away Friday, January 20, 2023 at his residence.
He was born on June 27, 1985 in Las Vegas, NV to Kary Bryant Kitchen and Melnee Beth Whiting.
Dean served his country in the U.S. Air Force from 2003 to 2009. He was a 2022 graduate of Marshall University. He worked as an aircraft structural maintenance. Dean enjoyed gardening, golfing, bowling and football. He liked learning about history, stocks and bonds.
He is survived by his mother and stepfather Melnee and David Benfield; father and stepmother Kary and Patti Kitchen; sisters Connie Poppaw and her children Kendra and Logan Poppaw; brother Vaughn Kitchen; grandmother Donna Kitchen; step siblings Angela Aldrich, Katie (Brian) Katich, Joseph (Ashlee) Aldrich, Elizabeth (Michael) Wyatt, Jon (Elizabeth) Benfield, Melissa (James) Elliot, Joseph Benfield, Jameson Benfield; also so many cousins, aunts, uncles, step nieces, nephews and other family and friends.
Dean is preceded in death by his grandfathers Kenneth Kitchen and Kenneth Whiting; grandmother Patricia Whiting, cousin Gary Whiting and his stepbrother James Aldrich.
Dean will be laid to rest at the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery. A celebration of life will be held on February 5, 2023 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 1295 Township Road 653, Ashland, OH 44805.
In lieu of flowers the family suggest that contributions be directed to Alcoholics Anonymous, General Service Office, PO Box 2407, James A Farley Station, New York, NY 10116-2407 or Wayne County Humane Society, 1161 Mechanicsburg Rd., Wooster, OH 44691.
McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster is assisting the family.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mcintirebradhamsleek.com