HARTFORD — Kenneth Kirk, 97, passed away on Sunday, May 30, 2021, at his home. He was born in Livia, Ky., on May 31, 1923, son of the late Alva and Martine Ward Kirk. Kenneth was a member and deacon of Hartford Baptist Church, was a Gideon and a member of UMWA Local 1342. He worked at Sinclair Surface Mine for Peabody Coal Company. He was a World War II veteran of the Army Air Corps/Air Force. He flew 28 missions over France in a B-24 as a bombardier.
Kenneth is survived by his wife, Shirley Payne Kirk; daughter, Rebecca Inez Kirk; and five grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at noon Wednesday, June 2, at Bevil Bros. Funeral Home in Beaver Dam, with Brother David Bullock and Brother Ed Mitchell officiating. Burial will follow in the Payne Family Cemetery in Greenwood, W.Va. Friends may visit with the family from 10 a.m. until noon Wednesday at the funeral home in Beaver Dam. The Ohio County Honor Guard will perform last rites before the funeral at Bevil Bros. Funeral Home.
The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to Gideons or your favorite charity.