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KIRKLAND, Brooks T. Age 71 of Xenia, Ohio passed away Friday January 26, 2018. Born in LaFollette, TN on April 7, 1946, the son of Clifford & Dorothy Mae Kirkland. Brooks graduated from the University of Dayton with a degree in Criminal Justice, which led to a 27 year career with the Dayton Police Dept., retiring as a lieutenant. Preceded in death by his parents Clifford and Dorothy. He is survived by his wife Dixie, sons Chris, Stephen and wife Tammy, Tim and wife Debbie, Joseph Luckoski and wife Karen, and daughter Casie Ann Schweller and husband Mike. Grandchildren Chris, Chelsea, Alexis, Alyssa, Josh, Alexandra, and Cole. Great Grandchildren William, John, Payton, Isabelle, Alayna, and Noelle. Fur Babies Tucker, Boomer, Jack, and Rigsby. Upon retirement, he fulfilled his passions for Nascar racing, following the Washington Redskins, fishing, chewing tobacco, working on the farm, playing with his grandchildren, and an occasional gin and tonic. But above all else, he cherished a union and marriage that has lasted 40 yrs with his crazy ER nurse Dixie. Special thanks to Southview Hospital staff for the excellent care and support, you are truly family, as well as Morris Sons Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held, Tuesday Jan. 30, 2018 @ 7:00 pm Morris Sons Funeral Home, 1771 E. Dorothy Lane Kettering, Ohio. Family will receive friends from 4 - 7 before service. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the Humane Society of Greater Dayton or The American Red Cross. Condolences maybe sent to

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Published in Dayton Daily News on Jan. 28, 2018.
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February 1, 2018
Sorry for your lose Dixie. Just want you to know you're in our taughts and prayers here in Beavercreek. We love you.

Steve DuBois, Lieutenant
Beavercreek Twp FD
February 1, 2018
Dixie, please know that you and your family are in our hearts and prayers at this most difficult time. We send you our love and wish you comfort from the pain and nothing but happy memories of your life with Brooks.

Dave and Sue Miller
February 1, 2018
Dixie....thoughts and prayers from northern Michigan....he was a sweet man and always great to me.....mike morgan
January 31, 2018
This news was slow to make it through the grapevine to me. Your Brooks was a truly exceptional gentleman. So sorry.
Janet Michaelis
January 30, 2018
Dixie I'm so sorry to hear about Brooks would have loved to come up but didn't know in time. Prayers for you and the family.
Janie Lynch Gilburth
January 30, 2018
We are so sorry to hear of Brooks' passing. Please all take care of yourselves. Dotty & I will be thinking of all the family.
Barbara Hammersley
January 30, 2018
Dixie, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We are deeply saddened by your loss. Your Vandalia Fire & EMS Family!
January 29, 2018
Oh Dixie, we loved you and loved Brooks. He was like family to us too! You two were a match made for each other and it showed every time you were together. We are here for you. Love you much, hugs and prayers Rita
Rita Prichard
January 28, 2018
Prayers, love, and comfort for Brooks' family and friends.
I will miss his smile.
Pamela Chambers
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