Clark Wayne Kirkman, son of Delmar and Velma Kirkman, passed away on May 26, 2019. He was 76 years old.
Clark was born on June 10, 1941 in Cabool, Missouri, and continued living in Texas County until his high school graduation in 1960. Clark was baptized at Cabool Christian Church on April 20, 1960.
He then enlisted in the Navy right out of high school and served until his discharge in May of 1963. He returned to the Cabool area, working with his father Delmar, a brief period for the Alcoa Company, and Northwestern Bell where he worked for the next 23 years.
During that time he was transferred to Davenport, Iowa, where he met and later married Diana Rae Baldwin on June 20, 1965 at his parents’ home in Texas County. They later transferred to Phoenix, Arizona.
Clark was preceded in death by his parents, Delmar and Velma Kirkman, and his wife, Diana Kirkman.
He is survived by his sister, Janice Papke of Phoenix, Arizona, and his five children, Laura Sanders of Missouri, Devin Kirkman of Arizona, Trena Watson of Colorado, Derek Kirkman of Colorado, and Sabra Byer of Colorado, along with eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
There will be a memorial graveside service held on Friday, July 26, 2019, at 10:30 a.m. at Cabool Cemetery for anyone wishing to attend.