James R. Kitchen, age 81, passed away on Monday, August 31, 2020 in Webster, Texas. James was born in Chillicothe, OH to Alva Kitchen and Gladys Johnson. James married the love of his life Sylviane Sydney Kitchen of La Marque, Texas on April 3rd, 1985 in Dallas, Texas.\nJames grew up in Ohio. His first job was in the railroad industry, where he spent a decade of his career. James then transitioned into law enforcement. James found his calling and career love in law enforcement. James spent 22 years serving and protecting with the Galveston Police Department. James loved serving and had many brothers and sisters in Blue. James is preceded in death by his parents and is survived by his wife of 35 years, Sylviane Sydney Kitchen.\nJames and Sylviane spent a lifetime loving, working, playing, aggravating, and enjoying each other.\nA Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held for James on Tuesday, September 15th, 2020 at the VFW Hall in Santa Fe, Texas. Visitors will be received beginning at 1:30pm with service and honors at 2:00pm.