Bill Kirk

By  | August 4, 2022 | Filed under: Obituaries, Shackelford Funeral Home

Bill Kirk Bill Kirk, age 89, of Bolivar, passed away Tuesday, August 2, 2022, at Christian Care Center in Bolivar.

A native of McNairy County, he was the son of the late Vernie and Velma Carlin Kirk. He attended Selmer High School where he was a member of their 1952 State Champion Basketball team. He married Norma Jean Blalock on June 6, 1956 and lived in Whiteville for 10 years before settling in Bolivar. He served his country in the U. S. Army in Korea as part of the medical corps from 1956-58.

Mr. Kirk had been a loan office for Farm Credit Association and retired there as Vice-President after serving 28 years. He was a deacon at Bolivar First Baptist Church and coached their men’s softball team for several years. In his leisure time, he enjoyed all UT sports and was an avid fan of the Boston Red Sox. He was a long time member of the Bolivar Lions Club and was manager of the local Little League field for many years. Mr. Kirk enjoyed traveling, especially out west, worked with Loaves & Fishes and Meals On Wheels. He loved watching his grandchildren play ball and never missed one of their games.

He leaves his wife of 66 years, Norma Jean Kirk, of Bolivar; daughter, Tina Cranford of Bolivar; son, Tony (Teresa) Kirk of Bolivar; sister, Inez (Kenneth) Hawkins of Selmer; twin brother, Bob (Bettye) Kirk of Nashville; four grandchildren, Kristen (Michael) Richerson, Keaton (Jason) Overton, Kelsey (Blake) Sweat and Cody Cranford; five grandchildren, Houston and Henry Richerson; and Abel, Bella and Bryleigh Overton; and a sister-in-law, Linda Hamm of Selmer.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother and his wife, Lawrence and Edwina Kirk; and another brother, Pete Kirk.

Memorials may be sent to Bolivar First Baptist Church Ministries, 826 West Market Street, Bolivar, TN 38008; or Loaves & Fishes of Hardeman County, 330 East Jackson Street. PO Box 183, Bolivar, TN 38008.

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