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Cecil "Kirky" M. Kirkland, Jr.

Cecil "Kirky" M. Kirkland, Jr.
  • July 5, 1956 - September 29, 2018
  • Charleston, South Carolina
  • Trinity United Methodist Church
    273 Meeting Street
    Charleston, SC 29401

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Posted by: A friend   Oct 01, 2018

I am so saddened to learn of Kirky's death. It seems like only yesterday he was a little boy laughing and running around Trinity with Stephen. Sunday mornings were always such fun as I got to visit with Leonora, Cecil, Kirky and Stephen. Trinity was truly one big family of hugs and love. I had the pleasure of visiting Trinity on a rare visit to Charleston. I remember thinking Kirky cannot possibly be a grown man now. Our conversation was

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Posted by: Lorna Bagwell - Dahlonega, GA   Oct 01, 2018

So sorry for your loss. May the family have peace and rest from Almighty God during this time.

Posted by: A friend   Oct 01, 2018

I am very sad to learn of Kirky's passing. He was always a kind and helpful person and so happy! He always spoke to you in the hallways at school-and was never mean or ill-spirited. He worked so hard to communicate to all of our Middleton Class of 1974 classmates and keep our reunions alive. I can still hear his voice on the phone when he would call me and ask me if I was coming to a reunion and the call always ended with "I will always love you"-what a great person he was! Rest in Peace, Kirky!

Posted by: Jeanette Younkin Kleier - Peachtree Corners, GA   Oct 01, 2018

My deepest condolences to the family. I lost my uncle just last month. Same age as Kirky, also from cancer. Jeremiah 29:11, 12 assures us that God is thinking thoughts of peace towards us, to give us a future and a hope, and that if we come and pray to Him, He will listen to us. May that bring you comfort in this time of sorrow.

Posted by: Mia    Oct 01, 2018

Kirky was a devoted, proud member of Trinity, whom you could always count on for a Trustees repair or simply his presence at a church event. He loved our kids, and they loved him. He could never remember their names, so he referred to girls as "Scooter" and the boys as "sport". They loved it.

A funny memory I have of Kirky was one time he was touring some visitors around Trinity, and he was in the chapel explaining the history

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Posted by: Brooke Gerbracht - charleston, SC - Friend   Oct 01, 2018

He would say to me when we would say good bye I love you like a cousin .
Loved to talk to him, he always made me laugh with his stories.
Praying for all his friends and family who have lost such a wonderful man.

Posted by: Mike Smith - SC   Oct 01, 2018

This is so hard for me as I'm sure it is for so many others. I put down my relationship to Kirky as a friend, but he was so much more than that. I've known him almost my entire life, since moving to West Ashley at the age of 11. We were classmates, friends, Boy Scouts and brothers in mischief together throughout the years. I don't think I've ever known anyone else who has touched so many lives so positively

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Posted by: Charlie Nelson - Summerville, SC - Friend   Oct 01, 2018

I am so sorry to hear of Kirky's passing. I remember him fondly with his larger than life personality and his story-teling. Prayers of comfort for family and friends.

Posted by: Lauren Scarborough - Chattanooga, TN - Friend   Oct 01, 2018

I am Kirky's cousin and I and my sister Kaye grew up with Kirky and Stephen. We are all pretty close in age and spent a lot of time together summers and at holidays. When they lived in West Oak Forrest, we played a board game called Candyland. This prompted Kirky and me to pretend we really went to Candyland. At various times of the day Kirky and I would tell Kaye and Stephen that we were going to Candyland

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Posted by: Elizabeth Gaill Tanner (Ross) - Boulder, CO - Family   Oct 01, 2018