Jack W. Kirkland, 74, of Fredericksburg, formerly of Kingsland, passed away May 26, 2011. He was born to Cecil L. and Maxine L. Kirkland on June 29, 1936 in Whitney, Texas.
Mr. Kirkland graduated from Seminole High School in 1954 and attended Texas Tech University. He married Lee Snider on April 18, 1958 in Ropesville, Texas. He was a music leader at Fellowship Baptist Church, Hockley County, Texas. He taught various Sunday school classes for 35 years, was ordained as a Deacon in the First Baptist Church Levelland in 1976, sang in Sanctuary Choir at First Baptist Levelland and Kingsland and served on various church committees. He was a farmer in Levelland for twenty five years. He retired to Texas Hill Country and worked another twenty-seven years with various jobs. .In 2009, he retired and moved to Fredericksburg in September 2009
He is survived by his wife 53 years, Margie L. Kirkland, of Fredericksburg, children, Jerry L. Kirkland and wife Marianne, of Amarillo, Kathy A. Kirkland Bryant and husband Bear, of San Marcos, Donna Kirkland Staudt and husband Carlos, of Fredericksburg, grandchildren, Amber E. Bryant Murken and husband Andrew, of San Marcos, Dustin R. Bryant and wife Rochelle, of San Marcos, Kyle D. Kirkland, Amarillo, Cory A. Kirkland, of Amarillo, great-grandchildren, Tyler J. Murken, and Ryleigh Ann Murken, brothers, Melvin L. Kirkland, Kenneth W. Kirkland and wife Clarlie, Eddie J. Kirkland, Larry D. Kirkland and wife Linda, and Danny R. Kirkland.
Memorial services were held 10:00 a.m. Saturday May 28, 2011 at the Putnam Funeral Home Chapel in Kingsland. An online guest register may be signed at www.putnamcares.com.
Cremation and memorial arrangements by Putnam Funeral Home & Crematory 145 Texas Avenue Kingsland, Texas 78639 (325) 388-0008.