Jimmie L. Kirkwood, 1937-2013

The Rev. Jimmie L. Kirkwood, 76, of Sherwood, passed away Friday, Dec. 13, 2013. 

He was born Feb. 3, 1937, and was a 1960 graduate of The University of Texas and was a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity. He held master’s degrees from SMU and Perkins School of Theology. He was the human resources manager at Orbit Valve and Worthen Bank in Little Rock. Jimmie served his country in the U.S. Army for 30 years and was a retired Colonel USAR. His last assignment was as Deputy Chief of Staff Logistics, 122 Army Reserve Command. He was a Free Mason with Sylvan Hills Lodge 754. 

A retired United Methodist elder, he served 13 years at churches in the Little Rock, North Arkansas and Arkansas Conferences, including the Few Memorial/Holly Springs Charge, the Gravette/Sulphur Springs Charge, Charleston, Marianna/Bear Creek and Hawley/Wesley Charges.

He is survived by his wife, Mae; children, Jas (Julie), Fred (Debbie), Donna, David Gardner and Darryl Gardner (Robin); and six grandchildren.

A memorial service was held Wednesday, Dec. 18, at Lakewood United Methodist Church North Little Rock. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the United Methodist Foundation of Arkansas, 5300 Evergreen Road, Little Rock, AR 72205.