Charles F. Kirk passed away on October 13, 2020, at EAMC/Lanier after a five-year battle with dementia. He was born in Sikesville (Clay County), Alabama on December 13, 1933 to James W. “Bill” Kirk and Eunice Ardecie Rice Kirk. He moved to Alexander City, Alabama about 1951 to work at Russell Mills and worked there for 16 years.
In 1955 he married Kathryn Sims and they had two children. In 1967, he moved to Chambers County (Lanett) to work at Lanier Mill where he worked for 11 years before he had to retire early due to failing eyesight. Before his eyesight failed, he loved to draw. He could draw just about any make/model of car from memory. He also loved to read, especially the Bible. During his later years, he loved to listen to the radio and stay outside doing yard work.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 51 years, Kathryn Kirk, parents, brothers Gene, James, and Paul Kirk, sisters Zelma, Ruth, Nell, and Motier.
He is survived by one daughter Karen (Tim) Blanks and one son Randall (Brandy) Kirk. Brother Bobby Kirk (Lizzie) of Alexander City, Sisters Margaret Lightsey of Mobile and Hazel Mosley of Pell City. He is also survived by five grandchildren: Shane (Tracy) Hale, Jefferson (Meagan) Blanks, Jackson (Alex) Blanks, Cierra Kirk, and Landon Kirk and one great-grandchild Steven (Katelynn) Hale.
Due to social gathering restrictions, a graveside service will be held on Friday, October 16, 2020 at 4:00 PM Eastern Time at Hillcrest Cemetery in Lanett, AL with Rev. Iris Adams officiating.
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Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home of Lanett, AL is handling the arrangements.
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