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Graveside Service

First Baptist Church of Fall Branch Cemetery
Thursday June 23rd, 2022

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Dana Milburn Kyte

It is with sadness the family members of Dana Milburn Kyte, Fall Branch, TN, announce his passing at age 97 on June 16, 2022.  He was of the Baptist faith and a member of the First Baptist Church of Fall Branch.  

Dana was a decorated veteran of the United States Army serving during WWII and the Korean conflict.  He worked at Eastman Chemical Company in Kingsport for 40 years before retiring.  He was a Fall Branch High School graduate and an avid horseman throughout his life who especially enjoyed training and showing Tennessee Walking horses.  

In addition to his parents, Tony Hartsell and Gladys Phillips Kite, he was preceded in death by his wife of 73 years, Giftie Wade Kyte; sister, Dorothy Fuggian; and brothers, Dallas C. Kyte and Donald “Don” R. Kite. 

Dana is survived by two sons, Larry A. Kyte (Karla) and Dana K. Kyte, as well as several nieces and nephews. 

The family would like to extend a “special thank you” to those at the Mountain Home, The Waters of Johnson City, and Lakebridge of Waters who provided compassion, comfort, friendship, and dedicated care to Dana throughout his final days. 

The family will hold a graveside service with military honors provided by the American Legion Post 3/265 at 4:00pm, Thursday, June 23, 2022 at the First Baptist Church Cemetery of Fall Branch, TN with Chaplain Ron Land officiating.  Friends and family are invited to meet for the gravesite service.  For those attending, you are asked to meet at the cemetery at 3:45pm. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made in memory of Dana M. Kyte to First Baptist Church of Fall Branch, TN, P.O. Box 82, 1525 Hwy 93, Fall Branch, TN 37656, or to the Kingsport Senior Center, 1200 E. Center St. Suite 121, Kingsport, TN 37660.  

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Larry and Karla,
I was so saddened to hear of your loss . You are in my thoughts and prayers .

Vicky Jones Jun 23 2022 8:33 PM

Larry and Dana
we were so saddened to hear of Dana's passing. he was a wonderful person. the world of walking horses will miss him. i will always remember seeing him in the show ring and the smile on his face.

Barbara Moffitt Jun 23 2022 4:09 PM

Larry and Duke,
So sorry to read about your dads passing. Have special memories of our families back in the day. Dana would stop in and see me in pottery class at Kpt. Sr. Center. Such a friendly man. He was good to drop in and visit with dad after he had stroke. Love and prayers for your family.

Mitzi Dawson Cox Jun 22 2022 2:55 PM

Larry, so sorry to hear of the passing of your dad. Losing you dad is such a painful time. I remember when I lost my dad, 37 years ago how I felt. There really are no words that can touch the sorrow and sadness of losing your dad. Robin, Wesley and I will be praying for you and your family during this difficult time.

Wesley Alan Taylor Jun 22 2022 8:56 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Dana Kyte

Connie Crawford Jun 21 2022 11:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Dana Kyte

Deborah Webb Jun 20 2022 9:50 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Dana Kyte

Scott Baines Jun 20 2022 3:39 PM

Karla, Larry, and Duke, I am so sorry to hear of your father’s passing. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

Beverly Chatman Strickler Jun 20 2022 3:07 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Dana Kyte

Stacy Painter-Davis Jun 20 2022 1:40 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Dana Kyte

Sharon Simpson Gaddy Jun 20 2022 1:09 PM

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