Kenneth Ray Tittle, 74, went to soar with the angels on Thursday, April 28, 2022. He was born in Erwin, TN. Ken was a US Army Veteran of the Vietnam War and achieved his rank as Sergeant in the Military Police. In 1979, he met his soulmate and best friend, Jewell Tittle. Ken swept Jewell off her feet, and they settled in Houston, Texas by way of New Orleans, Louisiana. Ken began working for McDermott International where he retired. He attained a bachelor’s degree from the University of Houston in December 1998.
Ken was a devoted Tennessee Volunteers and Houston Texans football fan like the love of his life, Jewell. She preceded him in death and passed away on opening day of the 2021 NFL season. Ironically, he passed away on the first day of the 2022 NFL draft. Now they are in the heavens above watching the NFL together.
Ken enjoyed travelling back to East Tennessee to visit his son and daughter and their families. He also loved working out on his property in Plantersville, pulling his grandkids on his tractor and pushing them on the tire swing. Some of his greatest joys were grilling, swimming, and playing volleyball in their beautiful backyard. After retirement, him and Jewell travelled and then moved into a Senior Living Community where he enjoyed researching the stock markets, among other subjects on his laptop and taking a stroll around the lake with his wife.
Ken was also preceded in death by his parents, Tom and Pauline Tittle of Johnson City, TN.
He leaves to cherish his loving memory his 2 brothers, Charlie (Pam) Tittle and Gary (Teresa) Tittle, all of Kingsport, Tn. He also leaves his 4 children, Angela Engle of Erwin, Tn, Kenneth R Tittle Jr. and his fiancée, Tina Henson of Jonesborough, Tn, Michelle Mottern of Cypress, Tx and Mark Mottern of Houston, Tx. He had 12 grandchildren, David, Josh, Joe, Lindsay, Cody, Lauryn, Jarett, Matthew, Dylan, Andrew, Anthony, and Ryan. Ken also had 19 great grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, and cousins. He is also survived by his special friend and guardian angel, Lori Ann Mottern. May the Lord grant him eternal rest and may perpetual light shine upon him always.