LAMAR- Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Lamar United Methodist Church for Jack Warren Kirk, 91, Lamar, who died Saturday, July 7, 2018, at Cox Barton County Hospital. Burial will follow at 1:30 p.m., at Fort Scott National Cemetery, with military honors.
Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the church.
Arrangements are under the direction of Daniel Funeral Home.
Contributions are suggested to Honor Flight of the Ozarks or Lamar VFW, in care of the funeral home.
Condolences may be shared at www.danielfuneralhome.net.
Mr. Kirk was born on the morning of Oct. 24, 1926 on a frosty Dallas County day, at home near Ira, to Nola (Bench) and Fred Kirk. He grew up on the country farm and attended a one room school for eight years, then attended Tunas Consolidated School and graduated in the Class of 1945.
He entered the U.S. Army at Leavenworth, Kan., where he served his term of duty during World War II in Europe as a rifleman and clerk typist in the 4th Armored Headquarters. He then deactivated to the constable brigade at Wiesbaden, Germany, where they trained as office machine mechanics. When he returned to Colorado, he then became a technician for the SCM Corporation, where he was promoted to field engineer and was employed for 30 years.
He moved with his family to Nevada, Mo. and established a retail business of office machine repairs in 1975. Kirk Office Machines was in business for 30 years, where his wife Evelyn was his right-hand helper. He loved to hunt and fish when he found a chance. He served on the Board of Directors for the Nevada Chamber of Commerce for eight years, was a member of the Nevada Lions Club, director of Nevada Habilitation Center Canteen for 10 years, was a life member of the V.F.W. and was a chairman of deacons and a deacon himself. He also taught Sunday school while attending Front Range Baptist Church in Thornton, Colo. He became a member of the First Baptist Church in Nevada before moving and becoming a current member of Lamar United Methodist Church.
He married Evelyn Lerlene (Warren) Williamson on Nov. 25, 1954. They were blessed with three children, a stepson and daughter-in-law, Roger Williamson and wife Barb, Denver, Colo., along with his first wife, the late Rolena Williamson; two daughters and sons-in-law, Beverly Kleinsasser and husband Larry, Northglenn, Colo. and Amy Neher and husband Kevin, Lamar; five grandchildren, Charlene Williamson, Andy Williamson, Amanda Graham and husband Ryan, Zachary Neher and Jackalynn Neher; eight great-grandchildren, Kyle, Nicholas, Tyler and wife Jadyn, Courtney, Mara, Jared, Andrew and Evelynn; an honorary third daughter, Terri Fischer, along with a special friend, Donna Harvey, who preceded him in death.
He leaves behind many special friends and extended family members, along with V.F.W., his beloved second family at Cox Barton County Hospital & Auxiliary and his Lamar United Methodist Church family.
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