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James Willie Kirk

September 23, 1947 ~ March 12, 2023 (age 75) 75 Years Old

James Kirk Obituary

James W Kirk also known as “Pete” was born on September 23, 1947 in
Cleveland, Ohio to the late John B Kirk and Hattie B Kirk (nee- Pipes).
Both preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by his brother
John Kirk, sister Marlene Ruffins (nee- Kirk) and his son Anthony Kirk.
James was educated through the Cleveland Public School System and last
attended John Adams High. He later worked as a professional truck driver
for 47 years until fell with health issues.
In James spare time, he had a fondness for watching and talking about
sports. He also enjoyed watching cowboy and western shows and Star
Trek. He especially loved spending time with his close friends and family.
He really loved eating barbeque ribs. He would always ask his wife
Ernestine to barbeque and invite his friends over to eat good food and
enjoy life. He had a passion with playing with his pet dogs. Chase Kirk was
his first best pal which he loved so much. It was so upsetting when Chase
passed that he got a new best pal named after the famous Captain Kirk
from Star Trek. James was known to be a very generous man and loved
helping people. Everyone that was close to James, knew that he was a
kind hearted man. James will be surely missed.
James is survived by his wife Ernestine Kirk, sister Louberta Jefferson,
daughter Anita, son Dennis, step-son Keith, step-son Stuart, step-daughter
Rachell, and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, cousins,
nephews, nieces, and friends.

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Public Viewing
March 18, 2023

12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
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Maple Heights, OH 44137

March 19, 2023

5:00 PM
Gaines Funeral Home
5386 Lee Road
Maple Heights, OH 44137

Celebration of Life
March 19, 2023

5:30 PM
Gaines Funeral Home
5386 Lee Road
Maple Heights, OH 44137


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