Royce Lee Kirk | 1936-2018

Published Saturday, February 10, 2018

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Royce Lee Kirk

Royce Lee Kirk, 81, of Springtown, died Monday, Feb. 5, 2018.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

Royce was born May 31, 1936, in Smithfield, now Bedford. He was the youngest son of 10 children.

Royce served his country in the United States Army. He retired from Lockheed Martin but also spent 10 years working for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department at Dinosaur Valley State Park in Glen Rose.

He was preceded in death by his parents, W.F. Kirk and Iva Gerth Kirk; brothers Elmer G. Kirk and Franklin R. Kirk; and sisters Marie Kirk Davis and Juanice Kirk Apple.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Jeanie Melear Kirk; son Richard Kirk and wife, Christi, of Springtown; daughters Regina Burns and husband, Kevin, of Decatur and Rosanna Kirk and fianc , Zeke Powell, of Meridian; five grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; brother Billie N. Kirk of Boyd; and sisters Anna Lou Kirk Darter of Reno, Wanda Kirk Jennings of Reno, Zanna Kirk Hensarling of Boyd and Jeanette Kirk Koontz Jennings of Sunset.

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