JAMES CHARLES LEE KIRKLAND SR.
James Charles Lee Kirkland, Sr, 86, passed away Wednesday, May 4, 2016, at home.
His graveside service with masonic honors was 3 p.m. Saturday, May 7, 2016, at Caddo Cemetery, in Joshua. Visitation was 12 to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 7, 2016, at Lucas & Blessing Funeral Home, in Burleson.
A native of McKinney, James was born March 16, 1930, to Robert E. Lee Kirkland and Clarabel Sherbin Kirkland. He retired as an aircraft assembler for Bell Helicopter. James was a member of the Venus and Grandview masonic lodges, the Scottish Rite, and Moslah Temple Shrine.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and granddaughter, Jennifer Rose Coach.
Left to cherish his memory are his children, Judy Lee Kirkland, Shirley Ann Dunlap, Gloria G. McCann, Karen Joy Blocker, Tina Marie William, James C. Kirkland, Jr. and Richard Harvey Kirkland; ten grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and brother, David Harvey Kirkland.
Lucas & Blessing Funeral Home, in Joshua, handled the arrangements.