- February 10, 1934 - April 18, 2012
- Ward, Arkansas
of Jessie's Passing
UAMS Arkansas Cancer Research Center
4301 W. Markham St.
Little Rock, AR 72205
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“To a dear friend that has done a great work at Southern Christian Home in Morrilton, AR while I was just a teenager. I will never forget this man as...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: Eddy Jones - Macon, AR
“Rudy and Rhonda,
I love you and I am praying for you and your family.
2 of 10 | Posted by: Donna Harmon - Vilonia, AR
“R.I.P. Jesse , You fought the good fight. Buddy Boyd and Myself thought a lot of Jean and Jesse.
3 of 10 | Posted by: Valla Wilson Boyd - Vilonia, AR
“have lots of memories of Uncle Jessie. I lived with the family for a while when i was small. He was a GREAT man. my Nickname from Uncle Jessie is Pat...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: Pat Taylor/Oaklry - Jacksonville, AR
“Becky, I'm so sorry for your loss. I will be praying for you and your family.
5 of 10 | Posted by: Marsha Eggburn - AR
“Becky, I just want you and your family to know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers. If you need anything just let me know.
6 of 10 | Posted by: Jo Ann Baggett - Sheridan, AR
“I will pray for you Becky in this time of loss. You are one of the nicest people i know..God Bless you
7 of 10 | Posted by: Russ Anglin - sheridan, AR
“Kirkland Family, We are deeply saddened to hear of sweet Mr Kirkland's passing. Please know that we share in your sorrow, and our thoughts and...Read More »
8 of 10 | Posted by: CartiNlr - Nlr, AR
“Jean, Ronnie, Becky, my sincere sympathy to you all at this sad time. May God bless and comfort all of in the days to come. Love in Christ, Anne
9 of 10 | Posted by: Anne Holeman - Jacksonville, AR
“You are all in our thoughts and prayers during this very hard time. If there is anything we can do for you please let us know.
Love and Prayers
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10 of 10 | Posted by: Lindsey Dale Woodham - El Paso, AR
Jessie M. Kirkland, 78, of Ward, Arkansas, passed away April 18, 2012 after a hard fought battle with cancer. He was born in El Paso, Arkansas to Troy and Allie Kirkland. He was a faithful member of the Southside Church of Christ and a retired building contractor.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Bobby Kirkland; and sister, Troy Lee Moore.
Jessie is survived by his wife of sixty years, Jean Taylor Kirkland; son, Ronnie Kirkland and wife, Marcia; daughter, Becky Copeland; brother, William Kirkland; sister, Lou Riley; four grandchildren, Rhonda Cantu and husband, Rudy, Josh Copeland, Kimberly Crutchfield, Rodney Kirkland and fiancée Tommi Ann Wheeler; three great-grandchildren who were the joy of his life and who loved their Papa, Alex Cantu, Gabe Cantu and Copeland Crutchfield; dear friends of forty years, Bill and Betty Russell; nieces and nephews; and many special friends through the years.
Special thanks from the family go to Dr. Mahzer, Dr. Bucalo and the oncology nurses from Arkansas Oncology; surgeons Dr. Shaw and Dr. Quereshi; nursing staff for Room 216 at Baptist Springhill; and nurses from Arkansas Hospice.
Memorials may be made to UAMS, Arkansas Cancer Research Center, 4301 W. Markham St., Little Rock, AR 72205.
Family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday at Westbrook Funeral Home, Beebe. Funeral will be 10:00 a.m. Friday, April 20, 2012, at Southside Church of Christ, Cabot, with burial in Blasingame Cemetery.