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1947 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences Gallery
The life of RUEBEN GIDEON KIRK JR., of Ona, West Virginia (March 4th, 1947- April 17th, 2014) will be celebrated by his family, friends, and loved ones from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Wallace Funeral Home, Milton. Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at the Wallace Funeral Home, Milton along with military rites conducted by the American Legion Post #139, Milton, followed by the graveside service at 3 p.m. at his family cemetery, Bill Perry Cemetery, in Dunlow, W.Va. He was preceded in death by his mother, Shirley Nutter, and two sons, Rueben Gideon Kirk, III, also known as "Skip" and Bobby Kirk, also known as Robert. Rueben was a kind and gentle man, known for his work ethic, dependability, willingness to help others, love of country, Marshall football, dogs (Akitas-Spice, Mastiffs- Jet, and Goldendoodles - Coco and Pepper) and his family. He honorably served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War, earned a Bachelor's from Marshall University, and had a fulfilling career working in the United States Postal Service. He was a familiar face at the Huntington Post Office, Marshall games, and on the ball fields in Ona. He loved to fish, watch movies (particularly sci-fi), and eat homemade meals with his family. Rueben leaves behind his wife of 23 years, Jan T. Kirk, daughter, Theresa O'Brien and son-in-law Dan, of Mentor, Ohio, stepdaughter, Sarah Jarvis and stepson-in-law Joe, of Ona, and stepson Eric Wilson, of Huntington, his stepfather Bob Nutter, sisters: Frankie Marcum and Barbara Stroud (Landon, husband), brother Tommy Kirk (Dreama, wife), brother-in-law Gregory Adkins, grandchildren Shayna and Aleena O'Brien, Chance Kirk, Wyitt Kirk, and Cameron Jarvis; nieces Dee Meddings, Barbara York, Barbara Litton, Yvonne Murry, Natalie Rowe, Caitlyn Adkins, great-niece Lilly Rowe, nephews John Riley, Eric, John, David, Clarence, & Paris Stroud, Shayne Kirk, Billy Kirk, and other family, friends, and his four-legged girls, Coco and Pepper. For those coming to this celebration of life, please consider wearing your favorite Marshall gear.
Published in The Herald-Dispatch on Apr. 20, 2014
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