Mr. Dwight A. Kirkland, age 73 died at the Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, NC on Thursday, May 17, 2012. He was a native of Hertford County growing up in and attending high school in Ahoskie, NC. Mr. Kirkland graduated with a Bachelors Degree from Atlantic Christian College in Wilson, NC. He was involved in the automotive industry for over thirty years. Mr. Kirkland was an avid outdoorsman, as well as a civil war history enthusiast. He was a devoted and loving husband, father and grandfather.
Preceding him in death are his mother and father, Ruth and Elmo Kirkland and his first wife, Elaine Kirkland.
Survivors include his wife, Linda Parker of Murfreesboro, NC, two sons, Scott Kirkland and his wife Anne of Raleigh, NC and Stephen Kirkland and his wife Sarah Jane of Norfolk, VA, two step daughters, Rochelle Harrell of Ahoskie, NC and Ivy Mitchell and her husband Rob of Clayton, NC and one step son, Carl Parker and his wife Emily of Lake Waccaamaw, NC and one sister Phyllis Roberts of Goose Creek, SC. Surviving are six grandchildren, Lainey Kirkland, Sophia Kirkland, Amanda Harrell, Carlee Mitchell, Camyrn Mitchell and Collin Parker. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews.
Graveside memorial services will be conducted on Sunday, May 20, 2012 at 2 P.M. at the Aulander Cemetery in Aulander, NC
The family will receive friends following the graveside service at the cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one‚??s choice.
Garrett Jones Funeral home of Ahoskie is handling the arrangements and online condolences may be directed to the family at www.garrettjonesfh.com
I’m so sorry to hear about Dwight. My prayers are with you and the rest of the family as you deal with his passing.Peace to all of you. God Bless
I am so sorry to hear of Dwight’s passing. I graduated with him from Ahoskie High and have seen him off and on since then. You and your family are much in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you during this time. May your memories bring your joy and your faith give you strength. Hugs to each of you.
I was so sorry to hear of Dwight’s passing. He had such a charming personality,just so much fun to be around.
He will be missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family at this difficult time.
Linda, Phyllis, Scott, Steven, our thoughts and prayers go out to you at this time. We will miss Dwight greatly. He was one of a kind. Again, our sympathy goes out to you.
Joe & Sarah Kirkland
Phyllis, Very sorry to hear of your brother’s passing. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.