James Edward Kirk, 78, passed away peacefully at home in Summerville, South Carolina on Saturday, October 30, 2021, after a long battle with COPD and Kidney Disease. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Diane M Kirk and his son, James Allan Kirk. He is survived by his children David Allen Kirk, Donna Lynn Kirk, and Jason Alan Kirk.
James was born in Caruthersville, Missouri, growing up in Arkansas and Missouri, and spent most of his life in the Pacific Northwest and in Summerville, SC. He was a decorated veteran and reached the rank of Senior Chief in the U.S. Navy. After retirement from the Navy, James had a career as a QA Engineer at Boeing, from which he retired after 17 years.
James was a kind man who loved to garden and loved his children and his grandchildren, Tagen Kane, Kendra Kirk, Tyler Kirk, and Zachary Kirk. James will be laid to rest with his wife at Deception Pass, Washington. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Treatment Action Group (www.treatmentactiongroup.org).