Kenneth W. Kirkland of Alvarado passed away in Cleburne at the age of 74, on Saturday November 9, 2013 with his family by his side. He was born on September 3, 1939 in Austin, TX to Maxine and Cecil Kirkland.
Kenneth was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Alvarado. He retired from General Motors after 35 years of service. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather who valued time with his family above all other things. He also enjoyed traveling and fishing. His since of humor, ready smile, and giving heart were cherished by his family.
Kenneth is survived by his wife of 52 years, Charlie Kirkland of Alvarado; two sons, Donald Kirkland and Rodney Kirkland; a daughter, Valerie Kirkland; three grandsons, Kyle, Matthew, and Dylan; four granddaughters, Nicole, Amanda, Ashley and Aubrey; two great-grandchildren, Chassandra and Jonathan.
Services will be held at 2:00 PM, Tuesday, November 12, 2013, at the First United Methodist Church in Alvarado with Reverend J. Bryan Patrick presiding. Interment will follow at the Glenwood Cemetery in Alvarado. In lieu of flowers, The family requests that donations be made in Kenneth's name to the Helping Hands Fund c/o First United Methodist Church, PO Box 364, Alvarado, TX 76009.