William Kirkland

William Early Kirkland

Saturday, September 19th, 1942 - Friday, February 7th, 2020
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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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  • Visitation

    Saturday, February 15th, 2020 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    Saturday, February 15th, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    Jones Funeral Home - Winchester
    228 S. Pleasant Valley Rd.
    WINCHESTER, VA 22601
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  • Funeral Service

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

    Saturday, February 15th, 2020 |
    Saturday, February 15th, 2020
    Mount Hebron Cemetery
    305 East Boscawen Street
    WINCHESTER, VA 22601
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Lida Haskett

Posted at 08:39pm
I just learned this evening that Bill passed away almost two weeks ago. Faye, and Family, I am so sorry. You don't know me, but I feel I know all of you through Bill's love for all of you and his stories. Bill used to help take care of my father at home when I could not be there, and make him breakfast and lunch, and take him on errands and appointments. My father's multiple issues caused by Agent Orange finally landed him in memory care, but Bill then would go with me to take my father to endless medical appointments and required Veterans Administration exams. Before residing in memory care, my father had a frightening episode that found him in the ER in Woodstock. I live in Northern Virginia and was at home that evening. I raced up to the Valley, to find Bill, who had not even been "on duty" that night with my father, staying with him in the ER until I got there, so my dad would not be alone and confused. After my dad's subsequent pacemaker replacement at UVA Medical Center, Bill and Faye drove to New Market to visit my dad in rehab, and then, of course, Bill continued his ministrations in memory care. What a truly compassionate man Bill was, and his sorrow for my family in the loss of my only brother in 2018, was heartfelt and genuine. We had great discussions about our beloved Hokies and our different times in Blacksburg, our times in the Army and beyond, and our families. Bill loved his family dearly and that was evident every time we had an "outing" with my dad. Bill, you were a true gentleman, patriot, Mason, devoted family man and Hokie, and the World is poorer for your loss. All my sympathy to the entire Kirkland family. Thank you for sharing such a wonderful gentleman with my family. The Haskett Family: Lida, and my husband Mark and children Dennis, James and Barbara.

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
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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

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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