Donald “Don” Raymond Kicklighter Jr., 56, a lifelong resident of Jacksonville, died on October 3, 2012 at his residence with family by his side. He was born in Jacksonville on August 18, 1956 to the late Donald Raymond Kicklighter Sr. and Gloria Dean Rhoden Kicklighter. He was the owner and operator of Kicklighter Construction, an entrepreneurial extraordinaire and was always talking on the phone.Mr. Kicklighter was a member of the motorcycle escort team with the Shriners of Jacksonville. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, riding horses, hanging out with friends and serving the Lord. Don also loved watching classic western movies and listening to classic country music.
Survivors include his loving wife of 33 years, Amanda Kicklighter of Jacksonville; his children Amanda “Mandy” Nicole Kicklighter and Donald Raymond Kicklighter III, both of Jacksonville; brothers Daniel Roy Kicklighter and Thomas Carl Kicklighter of Jacksonville; sisters Diane Gloria Widner, Debbie Kay (Charles) Smith and Barbara Hartzog, all of Jacksonville, Wanda (John) Turner of Taylor and Polly (Dupree) Wooten of Middleburg; uncles Charles Brazell of Glen St. Mary, Pee Wee Rhoden of Jacksonville and Kenneth Kicklighter of Sebring, FL; grandson Gabriel Phoenix Kicklighter.
The funeral service was held on Tuesday October 9 at 11 am at Westside Baptist Church with Reverend Ray Mayfield officiating. The graveside service will be held at 3 pm at Macedonia Cemetery in Macclenny with Brother Reggie Daniels officiating. Ferreira Funeral Services of Macclenny was in charge of arrangements.