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1947 George 2022

George H. Kirkpatrick Jr.

May 10, 1947 — September 29, 2022

George H. Kirkpatrick Jr., age 75, of Pittsburg, Illinois,  was carried home by our Heavenly Father on Thursday, September 29, 2022.  He was surrounded by his loving family at Continue Care Hospital Baptist Health in Paducah, Kentucky.

George was born May 10, 1947 in Herrin, IL,  a son of George H. and Nora M. (Cutty) Kirkpatrick Sr.  He married Catherine A. Goodrum on August 7, 1993 in Goreville, IL.  George was a devoted and loving husband, father and brother. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting, fishing, shooting, camping and was incredible using a grill, smoker, and campfire cooking.  He proudly and honorable served his country in the US Air Force from 1967-1971 during the Vietnam War.  He was a member of Arnold View Free Will Baptist, the Marion American Legion and Life Member of the NRA.     

He is survived by his spouse Catherine A. Kirkpatrick of Pittsburg, IL; three children, Kevin M. (Beth) Kirkpatrick of Marion, IL, David (Rebecca) Burnam of Clarksville, TN, and Christy A. Burnam of Norwalk, IA; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Kathryn Stewart of Pueblo West, CO and Patricia (Bill) Christopher of Marion, IL.  He is preceded in death by his parents, George H. and Nora M. Kirkpatrick Sr.

Visitation will be Friday, October 7th, 2022 from 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM at the Arnold View Freewill Baptist Church, south of Crab Orchard, IL.  Funeral service will be held Friday, October 7, 2022, 11:30 AM at Arnold View Free Will Baptist with Rev. Ivan Ryan and Rev. Adam Brown officiating.  

Memorial contributions may be directed to the American Lung Association.

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Visitation

Friday, October 7, 2022

9:30 - 11:30am (Central time)

Arnold View Freewill Baptist Church

5115 Arnoldview Ln, Creal Springs, IL 62922

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Friday, October 7, 2022

Starts at 11:30am (Central time)

Arnold View Freewill Baptist Church

5115 Arnoldview Ln, Creal Springs, IL 62922

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