Kirk Smith, age 63, passed from this earth on Saturday, April 23, 2022 in Joplin, Missouri with family by his side. A Graveside Service will be at 10:00 AM on Thursday, April 28, 2022 at the Fairmount Cemetery in Hollis, Oklahoma. Arrangements are under the care of Kincannon Funeral Home and Cremation Service.
James Kirk Smith was born on November 1, 1958 in Wellington, Texas to James Kenneth and Shirley (Pierce) Smith. During his younger years Kirk could be found farming with his dad, helping with the families combine services, quail and turkey hunting, playing sports and riding horses with his brothers and friends. Kirk graduated from Arnett High School in 1977.
Kirk was a hardworking man. He was good at just about anything he did. He worked in the oil field, drove a semi-truck hauling cotton, worked wheat harvest, worked at the gin, was a grounds keeper at a golf course and most recently worked in a distribution warehouse in Missouri. Kirk was always up for telling a funny story and making all around him laugh. He was faithful to call his mom daily over the last several years to simply try and brighten her day. He was loved by many and will be greatly missed by all who loved him.
He was preceded in death by his son, Joshua Kirk Smith; his father, James Kenneth Smith; and one brother, Harley Ken Smith.
Kirk is survived by his mother, Shirley Smith of Hollis; brother, Dean Smith of Joplin; niece, Shanna Willis and husband, Justin of Hollis; nephews, Tadd Smith and Tim Smith; five great nieces, Keelie, Karcie, Madison, Makenna, and Macie; and many friends.
Online tributes may be made at kincannonfuneralhome.com