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Jack Warren Kirk of Lamar, Missouri died July 7, 2018 at Cox Barton County Hospital. Jack was born to Nola (Bench) and Fred Kirk on a frosty Dallas County day at home near Ira, Missouri on the morning of October 24, 1926. He grew up on the country farm and attended a one room school for 8 years, then attended Tunas Consolidated School and graduated in the Class of 1945.

Jack went into the U.S. Army at Leavenworth, Kansas, where he served his term of duty during World War II in Europe as a rifleman and clerk typist in the 4th Armored Headquarters. He then deactivated to the constable brigade at Wiesbaden, Germany, where they trained as office machine mechanics. When he returned to Colorado, he then became a technician for the SCM Corporation, where he was promoted to field engineer and was employed for 30 years.

Jack moved his family to Nevada, Missouri and established a retail business of office machine repairs in 1975. Kirk Office Machines was in business for 30 years, where Evelyn was his right-hand helper. He loved to hunt and fish when he found a chance. He served on the Board of Directors for the Nevada Chamber of Commerce for eight years, member of Nevada Lions Club, Director of Nevada Habilitation Center Canteen for ten years, life member of V.F.W. As a Chairman of Deacons and a deacon himself, Jack taught Sunday School while attending Front Range Baptist Church in Thornton, Colorado. He became a member of the First Baptist Church in Nevada before moving and becoming a current member of Lamar United Methodist Church.

Jack was married to Evelyn Lerlene (Warren) Williamson on November 25, 1954. They were beyond blessed with three children; a step-son and daughter-in-law Roger (Barb) Williamson of Denver, Colorado, along with his first wife, the late Rolena Williamson;. two daughters and sons-in-law, Beverly (Larry) Kleinsasser of Northglenn, Colorado, and Amy (Kevin) Neher of Lamar, Missouri; five grandchildren Charlene Williamson, Andy Williamson, Amanda (Ryan) Graham, Zachary Neher, and Jackalynn Neher; eight great-grandchildren Kyle, Nicholas, Tyler (Jadyn), Courtney, Mara, Jared, Andrew, and Evelynn; an honorary third daughter, Terri Fischer;  along with special friend Donna Harvey, who preceded him in death.

He leaves behind many special friends and extended family members, along with V.F.W., his beloved second family at Cox Barton County Hospital & Auxiliary, and his Lamar United Methodist Church family.

Funeral service will be 10:00 am, Thursday, July 12, 2018 at Lamar United Methodist Church, with burial to follow at 1:30 pm at Fort Scott National Cemetery with Military Honors.

The family will receive friends 6:00 to 7:00 pm, Wednesday at Lamar United Methodist Church.

Contributions are suggested to Honor Flight of the Ozarks or Lamar VFW, in care of Daniel Funeral Home.

Condolences may be shared at www.danielfuneralhome.net

Comments  

#12 Carthage, MOJeanie Harrison 2018-07-15 07:22
I am very sorry to hear the news of Jack’s passing. He was a great and honorable man. He taught me about the compassion and love of others when I volunteered with him at the hospital. He had a gentle and kind heart and I will always remember him fondly. He loved life, his family and making people smile. My heartfelt prayers and condolences to Amy, Kevin, Zachary, and Jackalynn and the rest of the family and dear friends. May God Bless and keep each one of you and may you find peace knowing he is with his beloved Evelyn.
#11 Nevada, MissouriLex Blue 2018-07-12 21:14
In the short time I knew Jack I found him to be a conscientious and honorable man. I have missed him ever since he left Nevada, and hope to see him in Heaven.
#10 Sheldon, MORick & Annette Crews 2018-07-10 22:58
I know that Jack is one blessed man! He is with his Father in Heaven and the love of his life Evelyn! Amy, love you more than you'll ever know. God bless you all. Jack was one of the happiest men I ever met. Love YOU & Sissy and your family's so much.
#9 Nevada, MOMikki Johnson 2018-07-10 15:40
What an honor it was to have known both Jack and Evelyn. Where you saw one, you saw both of them. What a reunion it must have been in Heaven. I can only imagine Jack's smile, when he walked through the gates. Rest in peace, my friend. My heartfelt sympathy is sent to his family.
#8 SpringfieldBill & Phyllis Close 2018-07-10 15:30
What wonderful FUN times we got
to share with your parents over
the years!! Your Dad always had
a smile and determination even
in pain!! He Blessed so many
lives!! Loved his stories!!
May you feel an abundance of God's loving arms around you!
Love and prayers Bill and Phyllis
#7 NevadaKaren Hertzberg 2018-07-10 03:13
Jack was such a kind gentleman with a smile always present. He was always ready to provide a helping hand.
#6 Columbia, MOThomas Rose 2018-07-10 00:01
What a man and what a life! Such a great example. Thinking of you all!
#5 LamarTabby McCuistion 2018-07-09 23:13
I am so sorry to hear of Papa Jack's passing. I am so glad he is no longer in pain. Taking comfort knowing he is with our Heavenly father. Prayers for comfort during this time. I will miss his sweet hugs, loving smile, and if cute jokes! Hugs and prayers for you all!
#4 Siesta Key FloridaStephen King 2018-07-09 22:15
My heart condolences and prayers to all of the family. Jack was a very special man. He always had a kind word. I used to love sitting on my porch watching him garden and then head over to Kevin and Amy’s home. He will be missed much.
#3 RE: Jack KirkRon/Sheila McReynold 2018-07-09 20:21
Sorry for your loss. I remember when he used to work on our typewriters and adding machines.

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