Dr. Rev. Edward Eugene Kirtdoll
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age 76, of Canton, transitioned from this life on March 19, 2014. He was born August 16, 1937 to the late Rev. Ruby L. and Priscilla (Stevenson) Kirtdoll. Dr. Rev. Kirtdoll proudly served our country in the US Air Force. Dr. Rev. Kirtdoll was called to the ministry early on and spread the Word of God as a pastor for over 50 years. He was the former pastor at the following churches: St. Luke Missionary Baptist and Fellowship Christian Baptist Church in Topeka, Kan., Washington Street M.B. Church in Paducah, Ky., and Jerusalem M.B. Church in Canton, Ohio. He then became the cofounder of Sapphire Housing and GODLIVES Ministries, and owner/operator of BK&P Americoach Tours.
In addition to his parents, Dr. Rev. Kirtdoll was also preceded in death by five brothers, Ernest, Leroy, William, Harold, and Charlie. He is survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Bessie Jean; son, Derrick (Nicholle) Kirtdoll of Aurora, Colo.; daughter, Shala (Sheldon) Brown of Canton, Ohio; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; four brothers, James (Gloria), Frank, Ronnie, and Robert; and two sisters, Patricia, and Ruby.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at People's Baptist Church (701 17th St SE Canton 44707) on Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at 12 p.m. with visitation from 11-12 p.m. Interment will take place at Oakland Cemetery in Mingo Junction, Ohio. Those wishing to share their condolences or a fond memory may sign the Reed Online Guestbook at www.reedfuneralhome.com
Reed Funeral Home
705 Raff Road SW Canton, OH 44710
Published in The Repository on Mar. 23, 2014