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Official Obituary of

Charles Lewis Kirkland

November 27, 1936 ~ March 12, 2024 (age 87) 87 Years Old

Charles Kirkland Obituary

Mr. Charles Lewis Kirkland, age 87, of Blackshear, passed away Tuesday morning (3/12/2024) at his residence following an extended illness.

Born November 27, 1936 in Bristol, Georgia, he was a son of the late Nathaniel Preston Kirkland, Sr. and Ida Marie Joyner Kirkland. He lived most of his life in Pierce County and had served in the United States Air Force and was stationed in Greece.  He had worked many years at Prim’s Men Shop in Waycross and at Wall’s IGA in Blackshear for 22 years, before retiring in February 2023. He was a longtime member of the Blackshear Church of God.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by all of his siblings, Nathaniel Preston "Jr." Kirkland, Jr., Willie Edgar "Bill" Kirkland, Betty Lois Kirkland Wynn, and James Albert Kirkland.

Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Ruby Lee “Peggy” Milton Kirkland of Blackshear; and several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

A graveside funeral service will take place Friday morning (3/15/24) at the Blackshear City Cemetery with Rev. Kevin Grissom officiating.

The family will receive friends at the cemetery immediately following the service.

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Graveside Service
March 15, 2024

11:00 AM
Blackshear City Cemetery
Bazemore Drive
Blackshear, GA 31516


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