CAMERON—Funeral services for Joe B. Kirk, 91, of Cameron, were held Friday, Sept. 23, 2011, in the Kathryn W. Green Chapel of Green-Patterson Funeral Home in Cameron with Rev. Gene Van- Noord officiating. Burial with military graveside services followed at Liberty Cemetery.
Mr. Kirk died Sept. 20, 2011 in a Temple hospital.
He was born Oct. 30, 1919, in Cameron to Charlie Howard and Alice (Williams) Kirk.
Mr. Kirk was a World War II veteran, serving in the U.S. Army First Cavalry. He received the American Defense Service Medal and the Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal with four bronze stars.
Mr. Kirk was a lifetime member of the VFW Post No. 2010 and the American Legion.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing dominoes, spending time with friends and was an avid Cameron Yoemen fan.
Mr. K irk was preceded in death by his wife, Martha Kirk; a son, Charles Leon Kirk Sr.; a daughter-in-law, Doris Kirk; two brothers, J.L. “Buck” Kirk Sr., B.L. “Dutch” Kirk; and a sister, Gladine Burrows.
Survivors are two sons, Joe Glenn Kirk Sr., Rickey James Kirk and wife Claudette, all of Cameron; also, nine grandchildren, 21 great- grandchildren, eight great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Joe Glenn Kirk Jr., Brandon Kirk, Mike Kirk, J.L. Kirk Jr., Stanley Kirk and Steve Kirk.
Honorary pallbearers were Kenneth Paul Kirk, “Linky Joe” Mondrik, Richard Sanders, Johnny Sanders and Bertie Shoemate.