OBITUARY

Michael Leonard Kirkham

September 14, 1962August 9, 2018
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Michael Leonard Kirkham, 55 of Cary passed away on August 9, 2018 at UNC Hospital of Chapel Hill.

Michael was born on September 14, 1962 to the late Richard Kirkham and Brenda Kirkham in Sarpy county Nebraska. He enjoyed music, football, and spending time with his children. He served in the United States Marine Corps for 6 years and worked in Information Technology.

Michael is survived by his wife Gretchen Kirkham of 14 years; sons Max and Calvin; daughters Molly (Michael) Thompson and Veronica; and grandson Maddox; brothers Patrick, Russell and Matthew; sister Karen.

Memorial service will be held at Apex Funeral Home on Sunday August 12, 2018 at 11:00 AM. Friends and family will visit from 10:00 to 11:00 AM prior to the service.

Memorial Contributions can be made to Vietnam Vets of America. https://vva.org/donate

Condolences can be sent to apexfuneral.net

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, August 12, 2018
  • Memorial Service Sunday, August 12, 2018
REMEMBERING

Michael Leonard Kirkham

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Joe Kernan

August 12, 2018

I am so very sorry for your loss. Michael served his country and loved his family, and I pray he now rests in peace. Our prayers and thoughts are with you, Gretchen, and all of the children. God bless you all and please reach out if there is anything we can do to help out during this difficult time. With love,
Joe, Pam & Mandy

Diane Rojas

August 11, 2018

Too many memories to fit here but Ichiban and sushi was a favorite. My mom adored you. We also Atkins diet failed together. Kayleigh still can't figure out how you did the straw in your nose trick. It entertained her to no end. I'm glad the last thing we said to each other was that we loved and missed each other. You were like another brother to me and I'll miss the hell out of you.

Kathleen Neff

August 11, 2018

Thinking of you and your family. You are all in my thoughts and prayers

Kathleen Neff

Katrina Shea

August 11, 2018

To Gretchen, Molly, Max , Veronica, and especially Calvin
Words cant begin to express the sadness and loss that you are going through. Your dad was a really good guy! I am gonna miss him coming by the store with you guys! My thoughts and prayers and heart is with you guys right now. He will be MISSED by many and LOVED by all
Katrina

Mercy Valdes

August 11, 2018

Mike, I still remember the Halloween and Christmas CDs you made me back in the day when we worked for INS. I may even still have them because they were that good. For whatever reason, You're A Mean One Mr. Grinch was one of your favorites! haha. Thank you for sharing the unfiltered version of who you were with us! I appreciate all the advice and support you gave me when I was just a young one! I started working at INS when I was 21 I believe! So 16 years ago (not to age either one of us! haha!) You will and are already missed. You were definitely one of the good ones! Much love! - Mercy

Paige Pavlik

August 11, 2018

Michael was always very nice and a kind soul. He will be greatly missed.
When loved ones have to part
To help us feel were with them still
And soothe a grieving heart
They span the years and warm our lives
Preserving ties that bind
Our memories build a special bridge
And bring us peace of mind
Emily Mathews

Aunt Gloria Hubbard

August 10, 2018

I am so sad at losing one of the "little boys" I helped their mother Brenda take care of at Grandma Leonard's house in Decatur. My thoughts and prayers are with all the family members who will miss him so. Aunt G.

Patrice Watson-Barrow

August 10, 2018

Sending Prayers to Michael’s family during this time.🙏🏻

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

Biography

Michael Leonard Kirkham, 55 of Cary passed away on August 9, 2018 at UNC Hospital of Chapel Hill.

Michael was born on September 14, 1962 to the late Richard Kirkham and Brenda Kirkham in Sarpy county Nebraska. He enjoyed music, football, and spending time with his children. He served in the United States Marine Corps for 6 years and worked in Information Technology.

Michael is survived by his wife Gretchen Kirkham of 14 years; sons Max and Calvin; daughters Molly (Michael) Thompson and Veronica; and grandson Maddox; brothers Patrick, Russell and Matthew; sister Karen.

Memorial service will be held at Apex Funeral Home on Sunday August 12, 2018 at 11:00 AM. Friends and family will visit from 10:00 to 11:00 AM prior to the service.

Memorial Contributions can be made to Vietnam Vets of America. https://vva.org/donate

Condolences can be sent to apexfuneral.net