James Reed Kirkland
(Feb. 18, 2013)
James Reed Kirkland (J.R.) of Sweetwater, passed away at
4:52 p.m., Monday, Feb. 18, at home. He retired from Monroe County Highway
Department and was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church.
He was 85.
Preceded in death by: wife, Lillian (Bootsie) Kirkland;
sons, Robert Ray and Kenneth Olen Kirkland; parents, Fred and Edna Lankford
Kirkland; brothers, Charles, Gene and Troy Kirkland.
Survivors include: daughters and son-in-law-Bobbi Russell,
Sharon and David Harris and Micki Giles of Madisonville;
Sons-Dale Kirkland and Jerry Dan Kirkland of Sweetwater;
Grandchildren-Brian Russell, Cheryl Edwards, Letisha
Cummings, Misty Kirkland, Jessica Forbes and Ronnie and J.J. Kirkland;
Two great-great grandchildren;
Brother and sisters-in-law-Everett and Joyce Kirkland of Dickson;
Osa Kirkland and Pearl Kirkland, both of Madisonville;
Special niece-Debbie Farris of Sweetwater;
Special friend-K.D. Moser;
A host of friends at the Checkered Flag.
Funeral services will be 8 p.m., Wednesday in Biereley-Hale Chapel, with Rev. Steve
Teague and Rev. Tommy Self officiating. Interment will be 1 p.m., Thursday, in
Oak Grove Baptist Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday
at Biereley-Hale Funeral Home, Madisonville.