Dixon Pershing Kirk, age 89, passed away on September 9, 2008, joining his wife of 65 years. He was born on April 20, 1919 to parents, Pugh Lane Kirk and Lillie May (Davis) Kirk.
He married Margie Hudson on March 13, 1943, in Big Springs, Texas. They spent many years breeding Appaloosa horses. He enjoyed spending time with his wife, family and friends.
He served his country in World War II. He was very involved with the American Legion and the Lion's Club.
Dixon Pershing Kirk is survived by his brother, James Kirk of Iola, Texas; his niece, Janet Spencer and her husband Richard Spencer of Houston; his niece, Judy Kellerman of Tulsa, Oklahoma; his nephew, Edward Kellerman, Jr. of Tucson, Arizona; his niece, Jimmie Deane Dodds of Iola, Texas; his nephew, Randy Philips and his wife, Pat Philips of Houston; his niece, Julie Ann Baker and her husband, T. Lindsey Baker of Blum, Texas; his nephew, Gary Wayne Kirk and his wife, Claudette Kirk of Buffalo, Texas and numerous great nieces and great nephews and numerous great-great nephews and great-great nieces and a large number of cousins and loving friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Margie.
Visitation is scheduled for Friday, September 19, 2008 from 8:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Fayette Memorial Funeral Home. The family will receive visitors from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Friday evening. The funeral service is scheduled for Saturday, September 20, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. at the Fayette Memorial Funeral Home Chapel. Matthew Quinlan will officiate at the funeral service.