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Dennis Delane Kirkland, 68, of Crossville, passed away Friday, May 26, 2017, at Methodist Medical Center in Oak Ridge, TN.
He was born Aug. 22, 1948, in Crab Orchard, TN, son of Frank Kirkland and Ruby Frances (Edwards) Gardner.
He worked on the assembly line for General Motors and was of the Baptist faith. Dennis also proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War.
He is survived by his mother, Ruby Gardner, Crossville; brothers, Roy Kirkland of Michigan and Bill Kirkland of Crab Orchard, TN; and wife, Nancy Kirkland.
Dennis was preceded in death by his father, Frank Kirkland.
Funeral services were held at Bilbrey Funeral Home on Wednesday, May 31, 2017, at 1 p.m. with Bro. Mike Garrett officiating. Interment in Haley's Grove Cemetery with full military honors by the Veterans Honor Guard.
Pallbearers were Bo Hyder, Rev. Clint Kerns, Jerry Edwards, Buck Edwards, Mike Wayne and Franky Cox.
Bilbrey Funeral Home, Inc. (www.bilbreyfh.com) was in charge of the arrangements.
Published on June 1, 2017
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