Funeral services for Kenneth Kirkland, 69, Caulfield, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, September 7, 2017 at the Baptist Hill Church near Bakersfield, Missouri, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.
Mr. Kirkland died 12:20 a.m., Sunday, September 3, 2017 at his home. He was born April 30, 1948 at West Plains, Missouri to Charles Kirkland and Chloe Watts Kirkland. On March 7, 1970, he was married in Ozark County, Missouri to Mary Ruth Taylor. Before his retirement, Mr. Kirkland was employed at DRS in West Plains, Missouri and was a well known cattle farmer in the Caulfield area. He enjoyed working on his farm and raising cattle and was an avid coon, deer and turkey hunter. Mr. Kirkland was a Christian and attended the Amy Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Ruth Kirkland, of the family home; one brother, Bob Kirkland, wife, Cindy, Caulfield, Missouri; three brothers-in-law, Ed Climber, McLouth, Kansas, Leslie Hicks, West Plains, Missouri and Clinton Taylor, Chillicothe, Missouri; five sisters-in-law, Susan Taylor, Caulfield, Missouri, Barbara Kirkland, Kansas City, Missouri, Joyce Kirkland, Caulfield, Missouri, Nancy Kirkland, State of Colorado and Phyllis Kirkland, Stillwater, Oklahoma; and several nieces and nephews.
His parents, four brothers, Charles Kirkland, Jr., Dale Kirkland, Jack Kirkland and Tom Kirkland, one sister, Veltia Hicks, six sisters-in-law, Willow Taylor, Janet Taylor, Velma Taylor, Louise Climber, Lucy Taylor and Hilda Taylor and one brother-in-law, Dennis Taylor, preceded him in death.
Mr. Kirkland will lie in state from 12:00 (noon) Wednesday, September 6th until 11:00 a.m., Thursday, September 7th, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Baptist Hill Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.