A loving husband, father, pastor, mentor and friend, Danny Kirk Sr., 53, of Greater Sweethome Missionary Baptist Church in Forest Hill, cared for and loved so many, finished the 18th hole and went home to be with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Monday, Oct. 29, 2012. Celebration of life: Noon Saturday at Great Commission Missionary Baptist Church, 7700 McCart Ave., Dr. Douglas Brown, officiating, and gracious host, Pastor Derek Winkley, eulogist. Pastor Kirk will be entombed next to his daughter, Dannyell, in the mausoleum in Cedar Hill Memorial Park. Visitation: Those wishing to pay respect to Pastor Kirk may do so 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday as he rests in repose in the Veronica Chapel at Gregory W. Spencer Funeral Directors and may visit 4 to 9 p.m. Friday at the church that he loved and labored for, Greater Sweethome Baptist Church, 7312 Forest Hill Drive. Pastor Kirk was a man after God's own heart and served the people and community of Forest Hill with love and respect, where he never met a stranger and God planted a vision to organize the Greater Sweethome Baptist Church in 1995. Pastor was a devoted golfer, and every free moment he wasn't laboring in the ministry, he tried to go and tee off with his fellow pastor friends. Survivors: Those left to cherish his loving and precious memories are his loving wife, Lady Lori A. Kirk; son, Danny "DJ" Kirk Jr.; mother, Bernice Kirk; parents, Melvin L. and Octavine McClendson; brothers, Earnest Kirk (Adeilla), Benell Kirk (JoAnn); sisters, Claniel Thomas (Pastor Willie R.), Lenell Kirk-Hall, Beatrice Gardner (Hugh), Shirley Ann McCullough; his Greater Sweethome Baptist Church family; and a host of other loving relatives and friends.
Published in Star-Telegram on Nov. 1, 2012.