John Thomas Vankirk

June 5, 1953March 10, 2018

John Thomas Vankirk of Spring Lake, North Carolina departed this life on Sunday, March 10, 2018 at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center, being 64 years of age. He was born in Dearborn, Michigan on June 5, 1953. He was preceded in death by his father Charles Vankirk.

John leaves behind to honor his legacy, his mother Irene Selke Vankirk; loving wife Elana Hernandez Vankirk; daughter: Helen Vankirk; two sons: John Vankirk and Phillip Vankirk; two brothers: William Vankirk and Larry Vankirk; two grandsons: Alex Lassiter and Joseph Lassiter.

A memorial service to commemorate the life of John Thomas Vankirk will be conducted on Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 5:00 P.M. in the sanctuary of Kingdom Building Ministries 10 Technology Drive, Garner, NC 27529 with Pastor Kwana Farrar officiating. He will be inurned at South Florida National Cemetery 6501 State Road 7, Lake Worth, Florida 33449, on Wednesday, March 21 at 1:30 PM, with the Navy Honor Guard rendering Military Honors. Please direct all floral deliveries to Kingdom Building Ministries.

Arrangements are entrusted to Cromartie-Miller Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at


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