John L. Kirkland, Jr., 84

by | August 31, 2015 5:14 pm

Funeral services for John L. Kirkland, Jr., 84, of Midville, will be held on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015 at 11 a.m. at Kirkland Cemetery with full military honors. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015 at Tomlinson Funeral Home between the hours of 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. He died on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015 at his residence.

Mr. Kirkland was a native of Emanuel County. He was retired from the United States Air Force and later retired from Vulcan Materials. He was a member of the American Legion for over 60 years and had served as Commander of American Legion Post 70. Kirkland was preceded in death by his wife, Rosemarie Kirkland; brother, Dan Kirkland; sister, Ruenell Kirkland Thigpen; daughter-in-law, Debbie Kirkland; and a grandson, Little Wilby Kirkland.

Survivors include four sons, Jeff  Kirkland (Lori), John Kirkland, Charly Kirkland (Karen), Sean Kirkland; two daughters, Vesta Meintzer (Bob), Rosanne Goolsby (Robert); two brothers, Don Kirkland (Linda), Wilder Kirkland; sister, Gwen Farmer (Joe); and many grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association  or the American Heart Association in memory of Kirkland.

Tomlinson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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