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Richard Earl "Dickie" Kirkland, Sr.

September 4, 1936 ~ July 15, 2023 (age 86) 86 Years Old
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Richard Earl “Dickie” Kirkland, Sr., 86, of Front Royal, VA, passed away in his sleep on July 15, 2023 at his son and daughter-in-law’s home in Friedens, PA. Dickie was born on September 4, 1936 in Front Royal, VA. He was the son of the late Joel Thomas Kirkland and Mary Frances (Figgins) Kirkland. He was preceded in death by his wife, Sandra (Shipe) Kirkland. Dickie served in the US Navy during the Korean War. He also served as the Chaplain for the American Legion Post #53 and the Front Royal VFW for 17 years. Dickie loved dirt track racing, high school wrestling, and WWE wrestling. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Front Royal. He is survived by his daughter Sherry Lee Kirkland and companion Rick Souder of Front Royal, VA and his son Richard Earl “Rick” Kirkland, Jr. and wife Bonnie Kirkland of Friedens, PA; sister Kitty Sue Jarrell of Edenton, NC; three grandchildren: Michael Sean Gilkey, Brittany Kirkland Compher and husband Kyle, Richard Earl “Trey” Kirkland III and wife Lauren; and six great grandchildren: Kendall, Kason, Eli, MyKayla, Waylon, and Reagan. A Celebration of Life will be held for Dickie on July 22, 2023 at 1 p.m. at the Front Royal American Legion. There will be a meal following the celebration if anyone would like to bring a covered dish. Please try to have it at the Legion by 12:30. The family welcomes friends to share any fond memories of Dickie with all at his Celebration of Life. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Blue Ridge Opportunities, 37 Water St., Front Royal, VA 22630. Arrangements entrusted to Deaner Funeral Home, Stoystown, PA.

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Celebration of Life
July 22, 2023

1:00 PM
Front Royal American Legion
22 W. 8th St.
Front Royal, VA 22630


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