Author "Venard" Kirkland, 76 of Chipley, passed away Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at Northwest Florida Community Hospital. Venard was born Nov. 27, 1936 in Graceville to Malcolm and Irene (Jordan) Kirkland. A lifelong resident of the panhandle, he worked road construction and attended Wausau Pentecostal Church.
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He was preceded in death by his parents Malcolm and Irene Kirkland.
He is survived by his loving of wife of 55 years, Mary Catherine Kirkland of Chipley; four daughters, Tammy Nelson (Royce) of Chipley, Tina Pierce (David) of Bonifay, Teresa Conroy Richard of Panama City, and Tracie Kirkland of Sunny Hills; brother, Kenny Kirkland of Wausau; five grandchildren, Whitney Nelson, Dixie Trotter, Julia Conroy Lewis, Lydia Conroy and Ashton Kirkland and four great grandchildren, Austin Nelson, Christian Nelson, Lauren Michelle Nelson and Adrian King.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 27, 2013 at Wausau Pentecostal Church in Wausau, with the Rev. James Barwick, the Rev. Bobby Lee Wood, and the Rev. Roger Dale Hagan officiating. Visitation was held at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, July 27, 2013 at the church. Interment followed in Wausau Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Wausau. Obert Funeral Home of Chipley directing.
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Published in Washington County News and Holmes County Times-Advertiser on July 31, 2013