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William Kirkland

William Early Kirkland

Saturday, September 19th, 1942 - Friday, February 7th, 2020
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Obituary

Feb 7 2020 - William Early Kirkland passed away at his home in Strasburg, VA Friday morning. Born 19 Sep 1942 in La Crosse, VA to John Early Kirkland and Pattie Sue Lambert Kirkland, "Bill" Kirkland graduated from VPI class of 1964 with a BA in Business Administration. Mr. Kirkland was a proud member of "M" Company Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets. In 1968, he married Frances Faye Hawkins of Lawrenceville, VA. He served two years as a commissioned officer in US Army stationed in Okinawa Japan before serving as a civilian employee in Vietnam from 1970 to 1971 working as a retail manager for US Armed Services Post and Base Exchanges. He transitioned to private sector retail management in 1972 working for chain department stores throughout the Southern US for over thirty years. He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers: Hugh L, Dr. James A., John H. Kirkland and one sister, Mrs. Edith Jane Harris. Bill was a Master Mason, Member of Spurmont Lodge #98, Strasburg, VA and a 32nd degree member of the Scottish Rite. He is survived by his loving wife of fifty-two years, Faye, and son, Joseph Keith Kirkland (wife Erin K B Kirkland) and two adoring grandchildren; Julianna Faye Kirkland and Renison (Ren) James Kirkland. Services to be held at Jones Funeral Home in Winchester, VA Sat. Feb 15th with family visitation at 12:00 pm and services at 1:00 pm. Interment at Mt. Hebron Cemetery Winchester, VA immediately following services. In lieu of flowers, the family asks memorial donations be made to "Class of 1964 Corps of Cadets Vietnam Memorial Scholarship", Virginia Tech University Development (0336), Attn: Gift Accounting, 902 Prices Fork Rd, Blacksburg, VA 24061.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Saturday, February 15th, 2020 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    When
    Saturday, February 15th, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    Location
    Jones Funeral Home - Winchester
    Address
    228 S. Pleasant Valley Rd.
    WINCHESTER, VA 22601
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, February 15th, 2020 | 1:00pm
    When
    Saturday, February 15th, 2020 1:00pm
    Location
    Jones Funeral Home - Winchester
    Address
    228 S. Pleasant Valley Rd.
    WINCHESTER, VA 22601
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Rev. Walt Mullens
    Co-Celebrant
    Rev. Katheryn Mullens and Rev. Stan Thompson
  • Interment

    Saturday, February 15th, 2020 |
    When
    Saturday, February 15th, 2020
    Location
    Mount Hebron Cemetery
    Address
    305 East Boscawen Street
    WINCHESTER, VA 22601
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Danny R. Mills

Posted at 02:46pm
Danny Mills
My sincere condolences to the family of Bill Kirkland. Although I haven't "touched base" with Bill for many years, his memory as my "brother rat" is still very fresh in my mind. May peace be with Bill and those he left behind..............Dan
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Posted at 04:18pm
Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.
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Randy Jones

Posted at 02:38pm
Bill and I grew up in the same town LaCrosse, Va. It was a very small town where every one knew you. His parents and my parents were good friends. We went to elementary, high school, and college together. He was a good friend and I grieve for his family. Randy Jones
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Bill Smith

Posted at 12:13pm
Our over 55 years memories of Bill will forever live in our hearts. His laughter, ease of humor, and caring for others will be his legacy. His last supportive conversation filled with laughter was with Bill S.on Wednesday, February 5. Bill was a groomsman in our wedding and he and Faye have been a faithful part of our Hokie "M company"family always enjoying our annual reunions or other times we can get together. Faye, Keith, Erin, Julianna, and Ren we will be with you in heart and spirit Saturday, as Bill can not travel at this time.
Our forever love,
Bill & Linda Sue
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Your Hokie "M" Company Brother & Sister, Bill & Li

Posted at 10:30am
With our hearts and forever loving memories of all the years we have shared. Hope you can find comfort in Philippians 4:7.
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