- December 23, 1944 - December 2, 2016
- Anderson, South Carolina
of Ronald's Passing
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“Good friend. Remember him so well.
1 of 15 | Posted by: Pam and Lowell Dorman - Green Sea, SC
“Ronny and his dear brother Tommy enriched my childhood and my brother's through their unselfish love and willingness to play games and share their...Read More »
2 of 15 | Posted by: Enola Bluemel - DAVENPORT, FL
“Those were THE days, Senior year at St. Andrews with Ronnie and our mutual good friend, Robert Millard(deceased '80).Ronnie with his metallic green ...Read More »
3 of 15 | Posted by: Pete Enis - Caswell Beach, NC
“We are very glad we had a family reunion this past June. It was well past dueand as things have turned out we have seen Ronnie for he last time....Read More »
4 of 15 | Posted by: Vernon & Shirley Laird - CA
“We are so sad to have lost our sweet Uncle Ronnie. He was always so loving and kind to my sister, brother and me. We have great Clemson and Folly...Read More »
5 of 15 | Posted by: Allison Crouch Bailey - Cary, NC
“May your memories of the wonderful times you shared with your loved one comfort you and your family, today and always.
6 of 15 | Posted by: American Heart Association
“My deepest condolences.
7 of 15 | Posted by: Sherri Synsmir - Irving, TN
“We are so very sorry for your loss. Our family will certainly be praying for yours. May God's peace and comfort surround you all.
8 of 15 | Posted by: Dean and Elizabeth Rhoads
“To the kirkley Family - Although no words can really help to ease your loss, Carole and I wish to send our thoughts and prayers to you. When God...Read More »
9 of 15 | Posted by: Carole and JC Wiegman - MD
“I'm sorry for the loss of your family member. Please find comfort from the words written in the Bible at John 28,29.
10 of 15 | Posted by: Barbara
11 of 15 | Posted by: Angie and Gerald Foster - Starr, SC
“Gerald and I loved and will miss Ron so much.He was such a kind man with a very big heart.Always willing to help others.Geri,Special prayers for you...Read More »
12 of 15 | Posted by: Angie and Gerald Foster - Starr, SC
“Ronnie was my high school teammate, a tough dependable man who became my friend. Later, I always looked forward to the times we spent together. I...Read More »
13 of 15 | Posted by: Jerry Norris - Calhoun, GA
“Please accept my condolences on the loss of your loved family member.
14 of 15 | Posted by: A friend
“I remember spending holidays and special events with Ron and Geri. He was always such a gentle and kind man who seemed to enjoy sharing "war"...Read More »
15 of 15 | Posted by: A friend
Ronald Dean Kirkley, 71, of Anderson, South Carolina (formerly of Mt. Pleasant, SC), passed away on Friday, December 2, 2016. Born in Charleston, SC on December 23, 1944, he was the son of the late Charles Hammond Kirkley and the late Sara White Kirkley. Ron was a graduate of St. Andrew's High School, Class of 1964. He attended Trident Technical College as well as the College of Charleston. Mr. Kirkley retired from Exxon Corporation and was a former SC Highway Patrolman.A life-long Clemson Tiger, Ron would rarely pass up an opportunity to attend a Clemson football game. He loved old Western movies, antique car shows, and spending as much time as possible with his family. He was a gentle and loving soul who was always willing to help those in need, while expecting nothing in return.
He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of over 18 years, Geri Meredith Kirkley of Anderson, SC; four daughters, Rena Kirkley of Charleston, SC, Elaine Lanie Kirkley Wiegman (John) of Tall Timbers, MD, and Amanda Martin (Kevin) and Jennifer McDonald (Tim) of Columbia, SC; brother, Tommy Kirkley (Jean) of Lexington, SC; twelve grandchildren, Jay, Sara, Danny, Dillon, Levi, Mallory, Cole, Wyatt, Lilly, Owen, Hayes, and Davis; three nieces, Kerri Taylor (Casey), Shannon Pietrzak (Tim), Allison Bailey (Steven); and one nephew, Thomas Crouch.
The funeral service to celebrate and honor the life of Ron Kirkley will be held on Thursday, December 8, 2016, in the J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. West Ashley Chapel, 3360 Glenn McConnell Parkway at 2:00 p.m. Interment will follow in Live Oak Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends on Wednesday in Stuhr's West Ashley Chapel from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Contributions in memory of Mr. Kirkley may be made to the American Heart Association at heart.org.
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