Richard Kitt II

February 7, 1961 - March 6, 2024

02/07/1961 - 03/06/2024

Richard Charles Kitt, II passed away March 6th, 2024, in Virginia Beach. Richard was born February 7th 1961 to Richard Charles Kitt and Betty Delores Kitt.

Richard was a loving father, grandfather, marine, waterman, and electrician.

He served in the Marines in the early 80s, after which he married Kirsten Kitt and started his family. In 1987, he purchased his own head boat “Kirsten K” and ran it out of D&M Marina. After moving back to his childhood neighborhood, Lynnhaven Colony, to ensure that his sons would attend good schools, he sold his boat and began working for RG Electric. He worked his way up from an Electrician’s Helper to Superintendent of the entire company, overseeing almost every Sentara Healthcare job in Hampton Roads. During this time he never abandoned his love for the water and maintained his captain’s license for the rest of his life. He would often run the head boats out of Lynnhaven Inlet and Rudee Inlet taking people out for a day of fishing or dolphin and whale watching. You could always count on him to organize the trips on the 4th of July, leading a head boat full of people out to watch the fireworks over the water.

He was interested in aquaculture having owned the rights to an oyster rock in the Lynnhaven River for many years. He was a huge fan of the Indianapolis Colts and could always be counted on to put out a big feast for the game. He loved cooking food and would always invite anyone to his table to share.  He also enjoyed NASCAR and one time went to the Charlotte Speedway and did the Richard Petty Driving Experience, that’s just how big of a fan he was. One time, he discovered how to obtain infinite lives on Super Mario Bros. for the NES, ultimately breaking the game. This was a significant achievement considering it was before the era of the internet. When his sons were young, he would take them body surfing off 80th Street before hurricanes, when the waves were massive. They would cling onto his back as he caught a wave and rode it to shore, creating unforgettable memories. Whenever it snowed, he would tow his sons and their friends around Lynnhaven Colony with his truck. During neighborhood floods, he would pull them around on surfboards through the flooded streets. He wasn’t just a cool dad; he was the best dad.

He is predeceased by his parents Richard and Betty, as well as his three older brothers Chester, Gary, and Wesley; and brother-in-law Paul.

He is survived by both of his sons Richard Charles Kitt III and Robert Thomas Kitt; daughter in law Ashley; grandchildren Emma, Julia, and Casey; sister Kimberly; sisters in law Linda and Michelle; nephews Garrison, Bryce, Denver; niece Amanda.

Richard will be cremated and a celebration of life will be held at Dockside on May 11th, 2024 at 2-4 P.M. In lieu of flowers, please visit Richard’s Legacy Fund to make contributions to Lynnhaven River Now, in Richard’s honor as he grew up on the river and had deep ties to it, and additional photos of the good times!

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Lorraine Samko
7 days ago

I worked at R.G. Electric for almost 14 years. Richard was the nicest guy and good friend during that tenure. Always kind with a fishing trip on the head boat for those that worked at RG (got my citation tautog on one of those). And the best cook ever. My condolences to his family. Rest in peace and may the fish always be biting in your favor.

Melissa Ferguson
13 days ago

I am so very sorry for your loss! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Xoxo

Cheryl J Skinner Tri-State Military Museum
14 days ago

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time,

 May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of Richard Charles Kitt II, give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.

I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.

My thoughts

and prayers to the family of ….

US Marine Veteran, Richard Charles Kitt II, is “A True American Hero” God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †