John "David" Kirkland
March 6, 1947  -  March 11, 2019

John "David" Kirkland

Stephens Funeral Home
Hwy 16 West
Dekalb, MS  39328
Thursday, March 14, 2019
5pm to 7pm
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Funeral Service
Union Hill Church
Dekalb, MS  39328
Friday, March 15, 2019

Union Hill Church Cemetery
Dekalb, MS  39328

Funeral services for Mr. David Kirkland will be held Friday at 2pm at Union Hills Church. Rev. Walt Tessier and Rev. Owen Gordon will be officiating with special music by Rev. Chris Gully. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Stephens Funeral Home is honored to be entrusted with the arrangements.
Mr. Kirkland, 72, of Dekalb, passed away March 11, 2019 at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center. He was retired from Weyerhaeuser and was currently employed by Pilgrim’s Foodliner in Dekalb.
Mr. Kirkland loved people and not many were able to outwit him. He often said he was a “jack of all trades but a master of none.” His many hobbies included hunting, woodworking, making turkey calls, wooden bowls, hunting knives, arrowheads, drawing and painting with oil paints. David was currently working on a building a gas forge to heat his knife blades.
David is survived by his wife of 50 years Martha Sue Kirkland of Dekalb; daughter Tammy Eaves (Wayne) of DeKalb; son Timothy Kirkland of Dekalb; grandchildren Casey Wright (Phillip) of College Station, TX, Summer Stokes (Eric) of Damascus, Breanna Eaves of Dekalb; great-granddaughter Emory Stokes of Damascus. He is also survived by his sister Marilyn Eakin (Benny) of Dekalb; aunt Jeannette Lang Powell of Philadelphia; a special cousin Jimmy Kirkland (Betty) of Philadelphia and nephews Jeremy and Josh Brantley.
Pallbearers will be Jeffery Kirkland, Tommy Howard, Marvin “Bubba” Bryan, James Skipper, Jeremy Brantley, Phillip Wright, Eric Stokes and Wayne Eaves. Honorary pallbearers will be John Watson, Gene McArthur, Gerald Lockley, Josh Brantley, Steven Lockley, Jimmy Lee White, Jimmy Kirkland and Mark Brantley.
Visitation will be held Thursday evening from 5pm to 8pm at the funeral home.
Friends may sign the online register at www.


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  1. Gail McFarland
    DeKalb, MS

    Martha Sue, I was so sorry to hear about David passing away. I know how hard it is. Praying for you and your family. Love you.

  2. Max Nichols
    Bruce, MS

    Sorry to hear about David, enjoyed work with him at Weyerhaeuser, and we did a little camping with youall
    Max & Sandra

  3. Jo Gully
    DeKalb, MS

    David was such a good man. I know you will miss him terribly.

  4. Peggy Joyner
    DeKalb, MS

    Martha Sue i am so sorry..He will be greatly missed..

  5. Gay Fulton
    Bailey, MS

    So very sorry for your loss, but praise God Heaven is real! David is with the Father in ALL his glory. We love you all dearly.

  6. Dennia Kirkland George
    DeKalb, MS

    Pilgrim's Foodliner will not be the same without Mr. David. He always met you with a smile and hoped you had a good day every time. He would talk to me about my grandfather, his " Uncle Andy" of
    when he was young and following him around when he would come visit them as a child. He loved his Kirkland Family. Mr. David will be missed. I am sorry for the family's loss of such a good man. Sincerely from "The Andy and Maggie Kirkland Family"!

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