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Richard Thomas Kirkland, Jr.

Richard Thomas Kirkland, Jr.
  • July 11, 1936 - October 17, 2020
  • Charleston, South Carolina
  • Memorials may be made to:
  • Pet Helpers
    1447 Folly Road
    Charleston, SC 29412
  • Memorials may be made to:
  • UMAR
    5350 77 Center Drive
    Charlotte, NC 28217

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“Thinking of you Mary Lee and your family . What a fine fellow Dick was and we all had so much fi when we were on college and the years after in our...Read More »
1 of 6 | Posted by: Suzie Hiers Benton - Naples, FL

“Mary Lee , My deepest sympathy to the Kirkland family during this difficult time.May your memories bring you comfort and the love of God give you...Read More »
2 of 6 | Posted by: Mary Godbold Davis - james island, SC

“Mr. Kirkland was always a pleasure to be around . Never did he say a bad thing about anyone and he truly loved his family. He would want us all to...Read More »
3 of 6 | Posted by: Jerry Smith - Friend

“Heartfelt sympathy to my dear friend Mary Lee and family! Such great memories of Dick and all of the fun we all had in college and the great years...Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: Suzie Hiers Benton - Naples, FL

“Mary Lee, I want to extend my sincere sympathy to you and your family for the loss of your husband. You are in my prayers.Ramona V. Small/Class of ...Read More »
5 of 6 | Posted by: Ramona Small - James Island, SC

“My deepest sympathies to you Dr. Kirkland and the rest if the family. May our Lord give you all the strength needed to see you through this sad time. ”
6 of 6 | Posted by: Julie Keith - Conway, SC - Friend


Richard "Dick" Thomas Kirkland, Jr., 84, of Charleston, South Carolina, husband of Mary Lee Sanders Kirkland entered into eternal rest Saturday, October 17, 2020. A private funeral service will be held at the cryptside Saturday, October 24, 2020 in Holy Cross Cemetery, 604 Fort Johnson Road. Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. Downtown Chapel.

Dick was born July 11, 1936 in Edgefield, South Carolina, son of the late Richard Thomas Kirkland and Dorothy McClendon Kirkland. He was a graduate of the University of South Carolina, a proud Gamecock and retired from the insurance and automobile industries. Never idle, Dick went on to help Audrey run Puddle Jumpers and actively pursued sales at Attic Treasures.

Dick is survived by his wife of 59 years, Mary Lee; two sons: Richard Thomas "Kirk" Kirkland III (Audrey) of James Island, SC and Ward Sanders Kirkland (Lynn Renish) of Regina, Canada; brother, Daniel Joe Kirkland (Kathy) of Charlotte, NC; four grandchildren: Caitlyn Frederick, Ashley Mullens, Emily Kirkland and Lilli Kirkland; four great-grandchildren: Dorothie Kirkland, Denise Frederick, Ryder Mullen and Thomas Frederick; niece, Katie Kirkland; and nephew, Danny Kirkland.

Memorials may be made to Pet Helpers, 1447 Folly Road, Charleston, SC 29412 and/or to UMAR, 5350 77 Center Drive, Charlotte, NC 28217.