Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Gary Wayne Kirk, 65, of Cassville, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011, in his home.

He was born Dec.10, 1945, in Midway, Ind., the son of Samuel William and Elsie (VanWinkle) Kirk, who preceded him in death.

On Nov. 8, 1969, he was united in marriage to Betty Byers and to this union two children were born.

Survivors include: two children, Brian Kirk and his wife, Kristi, of Cassville, and Kimberly Clark and her husband, Joe, of Columbia, Ill.; three brothers, Dewey Kirk and his wife, Connie, of Jasper, Ind., Robert Kirk and his wife, Karen, of Columbia, Ill., and Terry Kirk and his wife, Yvette, of Crestview, Fla.; and four grandchildren.

He received his education in Chrisney, Ind., where he graduated from high school. During the Vietnam War he served in the United States Army and then the Missouri National Guard. For 17 years, he resided in Missouri and Illinois. He was employed for Chrysler in the maintenance department, retiring Nov. 30, 2001.

Funeral services will be held today (Wednesday) in Lawlor Funeral Home, Columbia, Ill. Burial was at St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery, Columbia, Ill.

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