Mr. Dan Pirkle

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Mr. Dan Pirkle, age 76, of Buford passed away Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011. Mr. Pirkle was born June 6, 1935, in Buford. He was a lifetime resident of Buford, "the town he loved." He was a 1953 graduate of Buford High School and was a U.S. Naval Reserve veteran with honorable discharge. He was a member of the Buford Housing Authority for 19 years and was retired from Gwinnett County Water System. He was a member of Buford First United Methodist Church since 1947.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Carl Pirkle Jr. and Jewell Brogdon Pirkle; daughter, Ginger Pirkle; and brother, Donald Pirkle.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Pat Taylor Pirkle of Buford; daughters and sons-in-law, Deborah Pirkle and husband Robert Clark of Duluth, Beth and Wayne Samples of Cumming; son and daughter-in-law, Jeff and Toni Pirkle of Winder; grandchildren, Hollie Bryson and Ryan Handschub, Juli and Patrick Adamson, Heather Landers and Shane Winters, Torrie and Dan Souther, Barbara and Kurt Osgood; eight great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Varnell Rucker of Crabapple, Virginia and Martin Keller of Jasper; aunts, Montie Brogdon Thompson of Buford, Lula Mae Pirkle of Buford, Judy Pirkle of Buford; many beloved nieces, nephews, and cousins also survive.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Dec. 24, at 11 a.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with the Rev. Wayne Johnson and the Rev. Sondra Jones officiating. Interment with military honors will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery in Buford. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday, Dec. 23, from 5-9 p.m.
Flowers are accepted or memorials may be made to the Buford First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 329, Buford, GA 30518 or to Peachtree Christian Hospice, 3430 Duluth Park Lane, Duluth, GA 30096, in memory of Dan Pirkle.
To express condolences, please sign our online guest book at www.flaniganfuneralhome.com.
Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory in Buford is in charge of arrangements.
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Published in ForsythNews.com from Dec. 22 to Dec. 26, 2011