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Earl KirkpatrickApril 16, 1926 ~ November 16, 2017 (age 91)
Earl E. Kirkpatrick
Earl E. Kirkpatrick, 91 years old, of Brookfield, Missouri, passed away Thursday, November 16, 2017 at McLarney Manor in Brookfield.
Earl was born April 16, 1926 to Earl E. and Velma (Gardner) Kirkpatrick. On November 27, 1947 in Winigan, Missouri, he married Thelma Lillian (Wallace) Kirkpatrick, she preceded him in death on May 23, 2008.
Survivors include: a daughter-in-law, Judi Kirkpatrick of Columbia; two grandsons, JohnCarter Kirkpatrick and wife Windy of Columbia, Missouri, Tarl Kirkpatrick and wife Beth of Brookfield; great grandchildren, Cassie Kirkpatrick, Lane and Jessie Kirkpatrick, Samantha and Victoria Kirkpatrick, Alex Kirkpatrick, Aalayah Kirkpatrick and Ramzie Kirkpatrick; and a granddaughter-in-law, Kayla Kirkpatrick. He was preceded in death by: his parents; wife, Thelma; two sons, Monte Kirkpatrick in 1995 and Mark Kirkpatrick in 2008; and a grandson, Logan Kirkpatrick in 2016.
Earl attended Northeast Missouri State University, and was a veteran of WWII serving in the United States Army in the Philippines and was part of General McArthur’s Honor Guard. Earl lived in Kansas City from 1949 to 1965, working various places. In 1965, they moved to the Rockford, Illinois area, before moving to Brookfield in 1976. Earl worked for the Missouri Conservation, helped build the Boardwalk at Pershing Park, worked at Brown Shoe and then owned and operated Our Gang Antiques in Brookfield. Earl coached Men and Women’s softball teams in Brookfield for many years and he was an avid gardener. He loved playing Pitch and spending time with his family.
Funeral services for Earl will be held 2:00 PM, Monday, November 20, 2017 at the Freedom Baptist Church in Brookfield. Burial will follow at the Price Cemetery in Winigan, Missouri. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service, starting at 1:00 PM at the church. Ruschmeier Funeral Home in Green City is handling arrangements.
Memorial contributions are suggested to McLarney Manor Activity Fund, the Freedom Baptist Church, or Hospice Compassus.