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Ken Kirkland

June 6, 1954 ~ November 15, 2017 (age 63)

Ken Kirkland, age 63, of Marion, passed away peacefully Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at the Hospice House in Forest City following a period of declining health.  Ken’s family was by his side when he left his earthly tabernacle behind for his eternal home in Heaven.  He was born in Marion on June 6, 1954 to the late Kellie and Ethelene Merrill Kirkland.  Ken worked at Broyhill Furniture for many years before moving to Baker’s Market where he worked as a mechanic.  He enjoyed fishing and deer hunting.  Those who loved Ken will remember him as a cut-up but also for his friendly character and giving nature.  He truly cared for others and deeply loved his family.  A more loving father, grandfather and brother would be hard to find.

 

Ken leaves behind his beloved companion of over 14 years, Ellen Elliott, of the home; two children, Travis Kirkland and wife Kasey of Marion and Jennifer Heavner and husband Brook of Valdese; two brothers, Rick Kirkland and wife Tammy and Danny Kirkland and wife Shelia Blazer, all of Marion; a sister, Kathy Kirkland Willis of Asheville; four grandchildren, Samantha, Ella, Ashlyn and Caiman.

 

A service to celebrate his life will be held on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. in the chapel of Westmoreland Funeral Home in Marion.  The family will receive friends from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.  A private burial will take place later in the Nealsville Church of God Cemetery.  Memorials may be made to Hospice of Rutherford County at PO Box 336, Forest City, NC 28043.  


 Service Information

Visitation
Saturday
November 18, 2017

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Westmoreland Funeral Home
198 South Main Street
Marion, North Carolina 28752

Celebration of Life
Saturday
November 18, 2017

11:00 AM
Westmoreland Funeral Home
198 South Main Street
Marion, North Carolina 28752


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