KIRKLAND, Gene R., 88, of Dover, Florida, began his heavenly journey on July 23, 2013. He was a veteran of the United States Coast Guard having served during WWII, and was scout master and was a baseball coach for years. He is survived by his wife of 61 years Joyce; children Reggie (Patsy), Cory (Angela) and Kathy (Julie); grandchildren Becky, Amy, Bryan, Casey, CJ, and KellieAnne; great-grandchildren Royce and Alice; and numerous family members and friends. A Celebration of His Life will be held on Saturday, July 27 at 1:00 P.M. (note: perfume allergy) at Trinity United Methodist Church, 402 W. English St., Plant City 33563. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Trinity United Methodist Church.
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Published in the Tampa Bay Times on July 26, 2013