ASHEVILLE, N.C. - Paul Newman Kirkland, 42, of Asheville went home to his heavenly Father, Sunday, June 9, 2013. Cause is pending.
He was a native of Plant City, Florida. He was son of Newman Darnell Kirkland of Humbolt, TN and Martha Lee Mayo of Lakeland, FL.
First and foremost, Paul loved the Lord. A man of great faith, he was loving, caring, compassionate man who loved his family. As a beloved husband, father, son, grandfather, brother and friend, he will be deeply missed by all who knew him.
A funeral service will be held 2:00 PM, Thursday, June 13, 2013 in the Chapel of the Prodigal, Montreat College, 358 Texas Road, Montreat, NC 28758 with Rev. Edwin H. Olson, Jr. officiating. Interment will follow. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife of 15 years, Cindy Powers Kirkland; daughter, Ashley Powell and her fiancé, Matthew Bowman of Candler; brother, Michael Darnell Kirkland and his wife, Stephanie of Wedowee, AL; sisters, Kimberlea Cox and her husband, Shelby and Danielle Kirkland, all of Lakeland, FL; one granddaughter, Gracie Bowman; five nieces and six nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to ABCCM, 24 Cumberland Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801.
Morris Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent through the website at

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Morris Funeral Home
304 Merrimon Avenue Asheville, NC 28801
(828) 252-1821

Published in Ledger from June 12 to June 13, 2013