In Loving Memory

Kevin Norwood Painter, d. July 2, 2015



In Loving Memory

December 13, 1956 – July 2, 2015

photo for Kevin Painter Obit

Kevin Norwood Painter, age 58, died July 2, 2015 of natural causes. Born December 13, 1956, Kevin was a native and lifelong resident of Mobile and was known to his family as “Uncle Santa” and to his many friends as “KP”. Kevin graduated from Greystone Christian School and the University of Alabama and was retired from Jiffy/Sylvest Poultry. He was a Red Cross Volunteer, member of several mystic societies including Order of the Incas and Comic Cowboys, actor, and volunteer chef for charities. He loved all things Mardi Gras, Pirates and “Parrotheads”, and his beloved downtown Mobile.

He is preceded in death by his parents, E. Norwood Painter and Helen Gates Painter.

He is survived by his sisters, Susan Painter Cole of Maryville, TN and Patti Painter (Roger) Carroum of Destin, FL. Also surviving are his nieces and nephew, Bonnie (Michael) Guy, Missy Tew Hebert, Kathryn (Dee) Willingham, Gregory Hixson, Elizabeth (Richard) Roberts, and Laura Cole along with his many cousins and friends.

A memorial service will be held Thursday, July 9, 2015 from 5:00 – 7:00pm at the Riverview Plaza, 2nd floor, Mobile Bay Room. In lieu of flowers you may make a donation to a charity of your choice in Kevin’s honor. Expressions of condolence may be offered at Arrangements are by Hughes Funeral Home, 7951 American Way, Daphne, AL 36526.


  1. Ramona O'Brien Willis

    You will be missed, my dearier! You will be celebrated for a long time, and always in the hearts of your friends! Thanks for your friendship, your marvelous smile AND for changing my tire! 🙂

  2. Cary H Scott

    A one of a kind Mobile icon who will definitely be missed. I Love you KP. RIP.

  3. Mary Seibert

    To the family and many friends of Kevin, I am very sorry for your loss.
    Kevin was such a fun person, always had a smile on his face.
    I remember fondly all the Mardi Gras’s we spent at his home on Church St.
    What great memories! Will miss you, Kevin!

  4. Russ Adams

    So sorry about our loss of Kevin. He was a great guy and will be sorely missed by all his friends.

  5. Lyn Taylor

    KP you will be missed.

  6. Martea Hanks

    Kevin you had a huge heart and so much kindness. You could always make me laugh. I will miss you. May have to sit in your special seat and toast one to you. Love you buddy.

  7. Ron Neese

    I remember the many times at Mardi Gras going to Kevin’s house. His house was a sanctuary from the madness of all the parades and crowds. I remember one Mardi Gras when he dressed up like the Pillsbury Dough Boy and would act out the part with that famous giggle. He will be missed by many. He was truly one of the good guys. May you rest in peace, my friend.

    • Missy

      Oh my gosh, my mom and I have been talking about the Mardi Gras he dressed up in the Pillsbury Doughboy costume and giggled every time anyone pushed his belly! He loved it! I wish I could find a picture of that. I am so glad someone else remembers that.

  8. Amanda Barrett

    Pete and I are so sorry for your loss. Prayers to you and all your family.

  9. Jason Duke

    KP you are already missed! Enjoy the Mardi Gras in the sky!

  10. Paul Blanchard

    To Kevin’s family and friends our thought and prayers are with all of you.
    a great life cut short so sad. Rest in Peace cousin.

  11. Susan Dean

    I love you Kevin and always will. So meany great memories…my favorites being at cookouts at Lois’. Prayers are with the family.

  12. Kathy O'Connor Hawsey

    Susan and Patti, I am sorry to hear about the loss of your brother. Will keep you in my prayers.


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