James B. Kirkland Jr.

August 2, 1936March 4, 2018

James B. Kirkland, Jr., 81 of Phenix City, AL passed away Sunday March 4, 2018 at the Midtown Medical Center. Graveside funeral services will be held at 1:00 P.M. EST Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at Lakeview Memory Gardens, according to Striffler-Hamby in Phenix City, AL. The family will receive friends from 11:30 A.M. until 1:00 P.M. at the funeral home prior to the service. Mr. Kirkland was born August 2, 1936; son of the late James B. Kirkland, Sr. and Maude Pritchett Kirkland. He was a large part of his family owned business "Kirk's Auto Sales" in Phenix City for more than 50 years, was a member of the Wilson Williams Masonic Lodge and the Phenix City Shrine Club. Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Judith Ray Potts Kirkland and his grandson, Kyle Ring. Survivors include his daughter, Terry Kay Godwin (Steve), son, James B. Kirkland, III (Merry), daughter, Cindy Stewart (Jay), daughter, Karen Leigh Barfield, brother, Cody Kirkland (Brenda); grandchildren, Christopher Steven Harris (Stephanie), Sarah Lynn Littlefield, Joshua Raymon Briggs (Megan McCall), James Benjamin Kirkland IV, Carol Ann Kirkland, Charles Adam Ring, Troy Heath Grayson, Megan Barfield, Hunter Barfield, Gabbriella Godwin, numerous great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.


  • Terry Kay Godwin (Steve), Daughter
  • James B. Kirkland,III (Merry), Son
  • Cindy Stewart (Jay), Daughter
  • Karen Leigh Barfield, Daughter
  • Cody Kirkland (Brenda), Brother
  • Grandchildren:
    Christopher Steven Harris (Stephanie)
    Sarah Lynn Littlefield
    Joshua Raymon Briggs
    James Benjamin Kirkland, IV
    Carol Ann Kirkland
    Charles Adam Ring
    Troy Heath Grayson
    Megan Barfield
    Hunter Barfield
    Gabbriella Godwin
    numerous great grandchildren and great great grandchildren


  • Visitation Wednesday, March 7, 2018
  • Graveside Service Wednesday, March 7, 2018

James B. Kirkland Jr.

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March 6, 2018

I am so sorry to hear about your dad's passing. I will keep all of you in my thoughts and prayers.

Ann Pritchett Ahrens (Boise ID)

L Moore

March 6, 2018

My sincere condolences to the family at this time of loss. Even Jesus wept at the loss of a loved one. Please draw comfort from the scriptural promises at Acts 24:15 and Rev 21:3, 4.