Kenneth Kirk, 97, passed away on Sunday, May 30, 2021, at his home.  

He was born May 31, 1923, in Livia, KY, a son of the late Alva and Martine Ward Kirk.  He was a member and Deacon of Hartford Baptist Church, a Gideon and a member of UMWA Local 1342.  He worked at Sinclair Surface Mine for Peabody Coal Company.  He was a World War II veteran of the Army Air Corps/Air Force.  He flew 28 missions over France in a B-24 as a bombardier.

Surviving are his wife, Shirley Payne Kirk; a daughter, Rebecca Inez Kirk; and five grandchildren.

A funeral service was held Wednesday, June 2, at Bevil Bros. Funeral Home, Beaver Dam, with Bros. David Bullock and Ed Mitchell officiating.  Burial followed in Payne Family Cemetery, Greenwood, WV.  

The Ohio County Honor Guard performed last rites.

The family request that expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to Gideons, or a favorite charity.