David Carl Kirkwood

    David Carl Kirkwood of Boss, Missouri was born October 1, 1955 in St. Louis, Missouri to Luther Carl Jr. and Margaret Halbert Kirkwood and passed away Sunday, May 10, 2020 at the age of 64 years, 7 months and 9 days.

    David was raised by his grandparents, George and Irene Gibbs.
    On August 8, 1980 in Boss, Missouri he married Debbie Sutton.
    David was employed at AMAX Lead Company for 13 years and a former member of the United Steelworkers.  He was also the owner of Kirkwood Welding & Machine for many years.  David was a hard worker and excelled as a welder and fabricator. He loved horses and going on many a trail ride. He enjoyed traveling out west, camping, fishing, hunting turkey and hunting deer.
    When his children were young, he coached their Little League team. He enjoyed playing in softball tournaments and when he was younger he also played basketball.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, Luther Kirkwood Jr. and Margaret Hampton; and sister, Cindy Keltner.
    He is survived by his wife of almost 40 years, Debbie Kirkwood of Boss, Missouri; two sons, Nolan (Samantha) Kirkwood and Ashley Kirkwood all of Boss, Missouri; one brother, Ricky Kirkwood of Boss, Missouri; four sisters, Lisa Komindo of Hawk Point, Missouri, Tammie (Matt) Threlkeld of St. Peters, Missouri, Karen Cason of Bland, Missouri and Cindy (Larry) Carpenter of St. Louis, Missouri; sisters-in-law, Teri (Tony) Page of Poplar Bluff, Missouri, Robin (Greg) Nichols of Park Hills, Missouri and Lori (John) Newman of Willard, Missouri; other relatives and friends
    Visitation was held from 5-8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri.
    Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, May 14, 2020 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri with Bro. John Newman officiating. Special music of “Their Actions Say It All” was sung by son, Nolan Kirkwood. Other music of “Cats in the Cradle,” “That’s My Job” and “Go Rest High” was played. A poem called “The Dash” was read by Lori Newman. Memories were shared by Nolan Kirkwood. Live Facebook streaming was at 1 p.m.
    Committal prayer and interment were in the Boss Cemetery.
    Casket bearers were Rachelle Kirkwood, Rick Kirkwood, Ashley Kirkwood, Nolan Kirkwood, Tracey Willhite and Dustin Kirkwood. Honorary casket bearers were Mike Francis and Danny Chandler.
    Arrangements under the direction of the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home of Steelville, Missouri.

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