PLEASANT GARDEN Mr. Charles W. Kirkman Sr., 91, of Pleasant Garden, NC passed away peacefully October, 31, 2017 at Clapps Nursing Center. Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 4, 2017 at Forbis & Dick Pleasant Garden Chapel at 2:00 p.m. with interment at Gilmore Memorial Park in Julian, NC. Rev. Mike Barrett will officiate. Mr. Kirkman was born in Greensboro, NC, where he graduated from Greensboro High School, before entering service with the US Navy where he served proudly on the USS Grady during WWII. After returning home he met and married the love of his life, Jean Johnston Kirkman while completing his secondary education. Shortly thereafter he cofounded Kirkman & Koury Corporation building, countless homes throughout Greensboro during the early 1950s through 1972 when he retired. He was preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, Jean, his parents, Joseph P. and Doskie Rush Kirkman, brothers; Harold, Jimmy and sister Jane. He is survived by sons C.W. Kirkman Jr. of Guilford County, Joseph David Kirkman of Pleasant Garden, and daughter Carol Kirkman Stout (Butch) of Pleasant Garden. He was blessed with three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends at 1:00 p.m. prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Salvation Army of Greensboro, 1311 S. Eugene Street, Greensboro, NC 27406 Forbis & Dick Pleasant Garden Chapel is serving the Kirkman family. Online condolences may be offered at www.forbisanddick.com.
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