OBITUARY

Jasper Kirk

June 18, 1937April 1, 2021
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Jasper Kirk, 83, was born in Cobb County, Ga, on June 18, 1937, to parents James T. Kirk and Hattie Almester (Waldrop) Kirk. He remained a resident of Roswell his entire life. Jasper attended Roswell High School, played football, ran track and field, and graduated in 1956. Afterward, he joined the National Guard and started working at Retail Credit. He reenlisted two more times after his first term and spent a total of eight years in the National Guard, where he received an Honorable Discharge after each term. On April 5, 1963, Jasper married the love of his life, Betty (Cagle) Kirk, and had three daughters. Jasper served his community of Roswell by working as a member of the Roswell Jaycees and coaching football at the Roswell Recreation Center. Jasper was a mentor to many young men through his coaching. He was not only a great father to his daughters; he was also a father figure to many family friends. Jasper enjoyed playing tennis on the Alta team in Roswell and playing volleyball with Roswell's First Baptist Church team. He also loved to play golf every chance he got and taking many golf trips to various places with dear frineds. He was an avid Georgia Bulldog fan. He loved going to the Bulldog football games; then as he got older, you could always find him Saturday sitting in his recliner watching the football game. Jasper was always there to support his family. He was a wonderful son, brother, husband, father, and friend to all who had the honor of knowing him. Jasper taught his daughters a strong work ethic and was always there to give advice. He worked at R.R. Donnelly for 58 years before retiring at age 80. He is preceded in death by his sister Sara (Kirk) Pruitt, brothers Robert Kirk, Bruce Kirk, and Joesph Kirk. Survivors include his sister Sandra (Kirk) Davis, wife Betty (Cagle) Kirk, daughters, Ginger Kirk, Cheryl Kirk, and Andrea (Kirk) Perry, as well as his grandson William Perry. He passed away on April 1, 2021, of heart failure and many medical issues. There will be a Celebration of Life service at the Roswell Funeral Home on Mansell Road in Roswell on Saturday, April 10, 2021 from 2:00pm to 3:00pm.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to North Fulton Charities under the name of Jasper Kirk.

Services

  • Celebration of Life Gathering

    Saturday, April 10, 2021

Memories

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Sabrina Watson

April 13, 2021

I’ve known Jasper for as long as I can remember. He & Daddy (Bill Brimer) and my mom (Beverly)and Beth doubled dated when they were young. I’ve listened to the them all reminisce over the years. But my story of Jasper is when he decided to support Dad by driving to Florida to do some crazy quit smoking gimmick. Dad was having some health problems and had to quit so of course, Jasper said he was in and I went along too. We had such a fun trip, laughing and joking the entire time. When we got to the clinic they pointed a laser light at our wrists, charged us $150 and away we went.😂 Dad and Jasper both actually quit.
We love you Jasper and will miss you always! Tell Dad hello when you see him

Sally White

April 13, 2021

Jasper and Beth were long time friends and we have many happy memories. Jasper was always there if anyone needed help. He just quietly helped and stayed in the background. It was always fun to be at an event when the Kirk family walked in. The 5 of them were impressive! Playing volleyball for several years provided many laughs. Jasper and Beth were good and they put up with the rest of us. Jasper had a presence that will not be forgotten.

Stephanie Jackson

April 13, 2021

I know it was just a blip in time but I will never forget JK and Beths kindness and taking me in. JK was an extraordinary man and I will never forget him and the stories from our drives to my work. Always a lesson in every talk. Priceless he was. I know heaven has a special place for him to still be able to watch over his girls.

Billy Lanier

April 10, 2021

I grew up in the same apartment complex with Jasper and Bruce in Roswell. I always thought the world of the Kirk family. Thoughts and prayers for Jasper's family.

Cheri Wiesman

April 10, 2021

Jasper was a mountain of a man; but, ever the gentle giant. I never heard him speak an unkind word to or about anyone. It was always obvious to me just how much he genuinely loved and adored his wife and daughters. But, oh how excited he was to have a grandson to spend time with and watch football games with! They would hang out and spend the day together while “the girls” were busy working the art shows. “The boys” always took a break to drop by & check in on everyone, including me. I still picture him in his usual blue-striped collared shirt, shorts, white socks and tennis shoes that showed off his fit, long legs. At first glance, you would expect t him to be vane or arrogant. But, you quickly learned how incredibly kind, selfless and charitable he was. These attributes were passed on to his daughters, who are easily some of the most beautiful, loyal & giving friends I’ve been blessed to have had since my early 20’s. He had every reason to be as proud as he was of the family he’s raised. I have no doubt that they will continue to embody his legacy and exude the love he showed them. His body may have given out on him, but his spirit is still here walking among them and all the many lives he’s touched. Including mine.

Patti Cagle

April 10, 2021

Walt and I took lots of mini trips with Bett and Jasper. We treasure all the fun especially the time we got to spend with them the last few years before covid. .I want to remember Jasper laughing telling me roll dem bonz! He was the best Brother in law and friend! R.I.P

Tom Smith

April 9, 2021

Jasper was a wonderful uncle. He was always there when you needed him. He loved his girls and his wife as much as any man could. One heck of a golf player. He and aunt Bett took me to the cleaners the last time we played. Georgia lost one of the biggest Dawg fans and heaven gained a great man. God bless the Kirk family. Prayers for all of you in the name of Jesus.

Amy Howes ( masters)

April 9, 2021

My American Family the Kirk’s
So many memories of Jasper ( dad)
When ever I watched the World Cup football ( soccer to you guys ) I always knew Jasper would know how terrible England where doing. He would joke with me about it when I came across the pond . ( his words about the distance ) Always made me smile. Jasper always greeted me with some info about England. Talking about different events of the royal family like I knew them. The last time I saw him he almost gave me a heart attack saying I hear you guys are having a baby ! He was talking about the royals. His voice wow I loved it. I can hear him talking as I write this . He always treated me like I had seen him a week ago even if I was 3000 miles away. His love for the girls and Bill was wonderful. The love he and Beth ( mom) had was so obvious. Something we all want. A wonderful man in very way. I am so glad I got to come and visit and see him.
I am so sad to be writing this. Life is so precious ❤️

Beverly Tsapralis

April 9, 2021

Jasper was a great guy to work with at IPD...always smiling. If you we’re having a bad day, he could cheer anyone up in minutes with a funny story. He drove his cart back and forth across that large plant delivering things constantly while waving and cheering folks on. He is sorely missed.

Tammy Meador

April 8, 2021

Beth,
Some of my fondest memories were the trips to Panama City Beach with all of our families. I also remember the times I went on vacation with your family. I'll never forget when I was stung by a jellyfish and you ran out and bought some spray to relieve the sting, but I still had welts all over my back. The next day, I was reluctant to swim in the Gulf of Mexico. Jasper told me I had to get in and swim, or I would never get in the water again. I would never have told him, "No," because he was so sure that I would be fine. I swam the whole day and the rest of the trip. Jasper was right, I don't think I have been stung since, and that was 40 years ago. I will always cherish the memories of Jasper and his booming laughter. Tammy

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