LAFOLLETTE, TN  (WLAF) – The City of La Follette lost one of its staunchest supporters over the weekend.  La Follette native Donnie Kitts passed away at his Knoxville home on Sunday, according to family members.

VERY TOP PHOTO:  Donnie Kitts (R) was a big Tennessee Vols fan and is pictured with his nieces  L-R Brooke MacDonald and Ashleigh Asbury.

“He and I spoke last week about the La Follette Beautification Board’s next project, a mural on the outside wall of Common Ground at Freeman Park,” said La Follette Mayor Mike Stanfield.  He went on to say, “Donnie was such a good guy and served as the Beautification Board’s chairman for no pay; he did it out of the goodness of his heart.”  Kitts served as chairman for the better part of 20 years.

City flags are at half-staff this week for Kitts and Jerry McCulley, according to Stanfield.  McCulley was related to a city employee and passed away on Saturday.

Services for Kitts are Thursday.

Donald “Donnie” Lee Kitts, Jr. was 52-years old.  (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 06/05/2019-6AM-PHOTO COURTESY OF DEWAYNE KITTS)

2 Replies to “‘Donnie did it out of the goodness of his heart’ – Mayor Mike Stanfield”

  1. Thank you mayor Standfield our family greatly appreciate you coming by and for the flags. Donnie was a good man. Thank you again Kellie McCulley Charles.

  2. Thank you mayor Mike Stanfield for honoring my brother’s memory. One of his passions was beautifying his hometown. He worked hard, however it was a labor of love for him. He will be terribly missed but thought of often every time we look around our fair city.

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