Hunter Kirkland

Services will be 6 p.m. Thursday at Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church, with eulogist Bill Prather. Burial will follow in Old Republican Cemetery near Union City.
The family will receive friends at the church from 2-6 p.m. Thursday.
White-Ranson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Pallbearers will be his brothers-in-law, Keith Pardue, Steve Muse and Joe Graves; his sons-in-law, Matt Sanner and Shaun Bailey; and Bruce Moss.
The family requests that memorials be made to the Baddour Center, P.O.  Box 97, Senatobia, MS 38668; or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis.
He was born April 6, 1956, in Obion County and was the son of the late Turner and Louise (Moss) Kirkland. He married the former Laurie Corum on June 29, 1991. She survives. He was a graduate of the University of Tennessee at Martin and attended Georgia Tech University, where he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. He was co-owner and vice president of Dixie Gun Works, where he had worked for the last 35 years. A member of Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church, he was also a member of the National Rifle Association, Ohio Gun Collectors, National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association, Union City Rotary Club, Sons of Confederate Veterans, Sons of the American Revolution, Poplar Meadows Country Club and Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association. He was an Eagle Scout and was a former member of the Obion County United Way board of directors.
He is also survived by five children, Sarah Bailey, Annie Sanner and Beth Westbrooks, all of Union City, Christian Kirkland of Park City, Utah, and Caitlin Kirkland of Atlanta; three grandchildren, Sam Hunter Bailey, Shaun Austin Bailey and Jane Caroline Sanner, all of Union City; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Lee and Connie Fry and Charles and Larrabee Kirkland, all of Union City; three sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Debbie and Keith Pardue of Almo, Ky., Beth and Steve Muse of Troy and Anne and Joe Graves of Union City; his brother-in-law, Matt Corum of Troy; and several nieces and nephews.
Condolences may be sent to the family at the funeral home website: www.white-ranson.com.

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