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1357 E. 2nd St., Franklin, OH

OBITUARY

David Thomas Kirkland

29 November, 19547 May, 2020

David Thomas Kirkland, age 65 of Middletown, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, May 7, 2020 at his home.

Dave is survived by his loving wife, Dorie Kirkland; daughter, Kearstin (Nathan) Williams; grandson, Easton Williams; and sister, Cathy (Jon) Smalley.

He enjoyed working on motorcycles, and had a 44 year career as a motorcycle technician. Dave rode 365 days a year, unless there was salt on the road. He also loved model airplanes, and stargazing through telescopes. Dave was currently attending Christ Church United Methodist in Middletown.

His smile will always be remembered.

Celebration Party in honor of Dave scheduled for Friday, July 10, 2020 at 7 pm at Christ Church United Methodist, 700 S. Marshall Rd. in Middletown.

Services

  • Celebration Party

    Friday, 10 July , 2020

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Tim England

June 2, 2020

Dave I never actually told you but thank you for always being a kind man a bright reflection of Jesus. Your knowledge and wisdom and humor will be deeply missed by all. I loved when you sang Rudolph the crimson proboscussed quadruped. Thank you for helping me to be a better man. Tim.

Dave Morris

May 20, 2020

Dear Dorie

Our heartfelt condolences to you and Kearstin. To say we are shocked by the news of Dave’s death is an understatement. You are in our prayers and know that Dave was loved by many of us. You are loved as well.

Love
Dave & Paula Morris

Tuff Cuff

May 12, 2020

Miss my moto buddy! He was very instrumental in me winning a Championship and all tricks to the trade. God bless.🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾✊🏾

Ryan Riddell

May 12, 2020

Dori-

I loved Dave. He was so very calm and friendly. He treated everyone with respect and as a friend. He had a quiet way about him; yet always seemed to engage and make one feel valued. Those years at West Carrollton Church were some of my most fondest. Being in community with Dave was a blessing to me. You both had an impact on my life and your encouragement has been an influence on my ability to be in ministry.

Gayle Mills

May 9, 2020

Dorie,

It seems unreal that Dave has passed away. Thankful, though, for the hope we have in Jesus — eternal life!

I can still see us all sitting in the pews at WCCN. Dave was such a caring person. I love how he made sure his family was always taken care of — including his Mom.

May God’s peace and comfort wash over you and your family as you walk through these difficult days.

CHARLES SMITH

May 9, 2020

I KNEW DAVE FOR 15+ YEARS AND HE WAS THE BEST MOTORCYCLE TECHNICIAN THAT I EVER MET, AFTER 55 YEARS OF WORKING ON MOTORCYCLES I HAVE SEEN A LOT OF THEM. DAVE WAS ONE OF THE NICEST PEOPLE THAT I EVER MET. NEVER A BAD THING FROM HIM. JUST A WONDERFUL HUMAN BEING. I WILL MISS SPEAKING WITH DAVE. HE WILL BE MISSED IN MY HEART FOREVER.

Chris Maurer

May 8, 2020

Dorie,
We enjoyed knowing you both at Grace. SoSo sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers!!

Diane & Jim Jennings

May 8, 2020

Dorie, Dave was such a wonderful man. We will be praying for you and your family.
Many wonderful memories with you guys at Grace

Donna Alder

May 8, 2020

I so remember his quiet smile and sure sense of himself. We met him when he first came to Grace Church with Dori. So many times we interacted and each time was accompanied by that smile and a wisdom beyond his years. We have not seen him in many years but are so grateful that he was part of our lives. And we are confident in this, that we shall see him again at another time and place in God's presence.

Mitch Pollic

May 8, 2020

I am stunned. Dave was the gentle giant, capable and well prepared. I envied his ability to always seem to think before responding. He was always a giving soul and quite a diamond in the rough. Dorie and Kearstin, May Gods comfort reach you and linger well beyond what you need. May His grace be enough when your questions overflow. May God surprise you in His ability to comfort and calm your soul.

Dave, you didn’t know it yet you always impressed me. Thanks for helping me with my Yamaha. Least of all questions ..... Are there Harley’s in heaven?

Mitch Pollic

FROM THE FAMILY

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