• James Kirkland

James Kirkland

Services for James Kirkland, 87, of Athens, were held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, May 3, 2022, at Hannigan Smith Funeral Home with Pastor Jonathan Lilley officiating. Interment was at 3:00 p.m. at Corinth Cemetery in Linden, Texas.

Mr. Kirkland went to be with his Lord and Savior on April 29, 2022 at his home in Athens, Texas.

He is preceded in death by his father Homer Ellis Kirkland; his mother and stepfather Johnnie and Henry Thomas Flippo; brother Winston Kirkland and sisters Jo Ophard Hogan and Barbara (Flippo) Duncan.

Survivors include loving wife Jeannine Kirkland of Athens; children, James Robert Kirkland of Los Angelas, William Chesley “Chet” Kirkland and wife Joy of Nashville, Tennessee, Jeff Kirkland of Mt. Pleasant, Curtis Pickle of Athens, Doug Pickle and wife Krista of Galena, Missouri, Wayne Pickle and wife Kathy of Athens; siblings, Charles Henry Flippo of Eustace, Mary Jo Norvell and husband Brad of Huntsville, Earnest Flippo and wife Donna of Heber Springs, Arkansas; grandchildren, Dr.’s Jeffrey “Will” Kirkland and wife Rachel, Katy Beth Kirkland, Chesley Kirkland, Lainey Kirkland, Sammy Pickle and wife Shonea, Butch Pickle and wife Cindy, Stephanie Kessler and husband John, Cassie Pickle, Lauren Pickle, Weston Pickle; numerous great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

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