Ottis Chalmos Kicklighter II, 77, of Jacksonville passed away January 9, 2019.
Ottis retired around 1991 after 30 years of service as a lineman with JEA. He served 14 years in the Army National Guard. He was avid ham radio operator, call sign K4JEA.
Survivors include his wife of 50 years Mary Kicklighter, son Brian Kicklighter, step son Mark (Chrissy) Revels, grandchildren Zack & Hailey Revels, brother Donnie (Barbara) Kicklighter, nieces and nephews
Graveside service at Evergreen Cemetery 11 AM Saturday January 26, 2019 with Rev. Timothy McDaniel officiating.
Arrangements are with Evergreen Funeral Home & Crematory 4535 Main Street Jacksonville, Florida 32206 (904) 353-3649.
Chuck was my big brother, my only sibling and the best brother anyone could have asked for. Growing up in Springfield, we lived in kind of a rough neighborhood, but he always had my back. When we moved to Highlands, he had a paper route and I enjoyed helping him fold the newspapers and packing them onto his Cushman Eagle scooter he used for delivery. Chuck always loved his scooters and cars. He graduated from Ribault in the class of 1959 and joined the Army Natl Guard. I’ll never forget, a couple of weeks after he’d graduated, he was doing nothing but laying around the house and our mother came up to him with a $20 bill saying, “Here, take this, get gas in the car and don’t come back until you have a job.” Back then us kids did as we were told. (continued)
continued… He took a job at the gas station that day but later began his career as a lineman with the JEA. He was always a hard worker and a good provider for his family. On the very day my draft notice came in the mail in 1965, he picked me up from work and took me downtown to the National Guard headquarters where I was told I was getting the very last job opening they had available at the time. I’d planned on joining the Navy, but never regretted my decision to join the National Guard that day. He had such a wonderful big heart and will be forever loved and missed by all who knew him. RIP my dear brother… until we meet again. Love, Donnie
Rest in peace cousin,I’ll cherish my memories
He will be greatly missed!! So many wonderful memories from my childhood were made with Uncle Chuck, Aunt Mary, and their family. I love you all so very much.
You will be forever loved and missed, Uncle Chuck. Thanks for all the wonderful memories. I love you all.
So very sorry Donnie for the lost of your brother….nothing like a big brother.
My sincere sympathy to your family.