Arthur L. "Sonny" Kitson

October 17, 1936 ~ November 9, 2021 (age 85)


Arthur L. “Sonny” Kitson, age 85 of Moraine, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 9, 2021 at Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton. He was born on October 17, 1936 in Dayton, Ohio, the son of the late Arthur & Sarah (Walker) Kitson.

Mr. Kitson graduated from the West Carrollton High School Class of 1957. Sonny was a retired employee of Specialty Papers for 14 years, and he was an avid fisherman and enjoyed fishing with his family and friends.

Preceded in death by his brother Daniel Kitson, and by 3 sisters Roberta “Bobbie” Enright, Margaret Parrish, Maryanna Howard & Alice Pinkerton.

He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years Joyce (Brooks) Kitson, his 2 daughters Vicky Riley and husband Tony, Melissa Kitson and his son Jimmy Kitson, 6 grandchildren Jacob Kitson, Sarah Kitson (Rami Mustafa), Destiny Riley (Cody Teague), Corey Riley, Kaiden & Kruz Ginter, 5 great grandchildren: “his little sunshine”  Nevaeh Kitson, Wayden Teague, Zayne Mustafa, Blakely Teague and Konnor Spradlin,  as well as numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, November 15, 2021 at the Swart Funeral Home, West Carrollton with Pastor Garnell Crawford officiating.  Burial will follow at Trissel Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home. If so desired memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association in Mr. Kitson’s memory.

Please share memories and condolences at Expressions of Sympathy, Love, and Thinking of You cards may be sent to The Family of Mr. Arthur L. Kitson, C/O Swart Funeral Home, 207 E. Central Ave., West Carrollton, Ohio 45449.  




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November 14, 2021

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Swart Funeral Home
207 E. Central Ave
West Carrollton, OH 45449

Funeral Service
November 15, 2021

1:30 PM
Swart Funeral Home
207 E. Central Ave
West Carrollton, OH 45449

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