Carl E. Kirkpatrick

September 13, 1939April 8, 2013
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Carl (Kirk) Kirkpatrick passed peacefully on April 8, 2013. Kirk was an exceptional husband, devoted father, and loving grandfather and great-grandfather. He was born on September 13, 1939 in El Campo, Texas and raised in Mission, Texas. After working in the oil fields, he joined the U. S. Army and earned three Purple Hearts while serving during the Vietnam War. He retired as a 1st Sergeant from the U. S. Army and went on to fulfill his dream by opening Kirk’s Gun Shop Inc., an El Paso icon for over 25 years.

He is survived by his wife Shannon; his children Tom (Manuella) Kirkpatrick, Cindy (Jeff) Sutton, Debbie Kirkpatrick, Gary Kirkpatrick and Seay (Joseph) Phillips; his grandchildren Danielle (Randy) Baethge and Vance Kirkpatrick; his four great-grandchildren Max, Luke, Samuel, and Libby Baethge; and his sisters Betty (Huey) Ratliff, Mae Reiter, Helen Tanner, and Linda (Bill) Heins.

His unconditional love and compassion will be remembered by all who had the privilege of encompassing their lives with his love during his various walks of life. . Those who wish to honor his memory may join us for visitation on Sunday April 14, 2013 from 5-7pm. Funeral Services will be held Monday April 15, 2013 at Martin Funeral Home-East at 11:30am followed immediately by burial at Fort Bliss National Cemetery with Full Military Honors.


  • Visitation Sunday, April 14, 2013
  • Funeral Service Monday, April 15, 2013

Carl E. Kirkpatrick

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April 1, 2014

Miss your wisdom. Love you, Gay

gloria garza-ferrarese

May 1, 2013

my condolences to the family. Shannon and Vance, you are in my prayers.

stacy mariano

April 19, 2013

Wonderful man, i have great childhood memories, my thoughts and prayers are with you Aunt Shannon,and the rest of the family

April 17, 2013

Great Friend.
Dan Hughes

Sandy Park

April 13, 2013

My love and prayers to all of the Kirkpatrick's.

April 13, 2013

He has got to have been a great guy, I have heard Linda say so many nice things about him. Our prayers and thoughts are with the family.
Gloria and Bob Utley

Gay Leavitt Haught

April 13, 2013

How blessed we all are to have known Kirk and his quiet ways. Rest in peace my friend.

Ronnie and patsy Palmer

April 13, 2013

We have truly lost a great man and heaven has welcomed another loved one among them. Dance around those golden streets with your mom,dad, and sister Uncle Kirk. Our love to everyone during this time. Ronnie and patsy palmer

Raymona and Belinda Allen

April 13, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are being sent your way.

Tal and Tina Parker

April 13, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.