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Jessie Kirkland (Tulia)

January 27, 1973 — February 3, 2021

Jessie Kirkland (Tulia)

Tulia, Texas—Jessie Kirkland, 48, died on Wednesday, February 3, 2021. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am Saturday, February 13, 2021 in the Kornerstone Funeral Directors Chapel in Tulia. Jessie was born on January 27, 1973 in Tulia to Winona and Earl Kirkland. He grew up in Tulia and graduated from Tulia High School in 1991. He joined the US Navy and served 6 years from 1991 to 1997. His family described Jessie like this; He was funny-SO funny, He would help his friends and family with anything, at any time, he was the smartest guy we knew, he loved music and knew all the songs. Jessie was a great intuitive cook, he loved to travel and loved the mountains, he was a devoted stepdad/dad/grandpa, He overcame many obstacles and sorrows. He was kind and caring in a quiet way, not showy at all. He never met a dog he did not like; he was a master of accents. He was a proud Navy man.  He told the best stories, loved a good bourbon, was a karaoke master, he could beat anyone at trivia. He loved to fish, gave the best hugs, was an honest trustworthy man. He loved hard and unselfishly. He was a huge Texas A&M and Houston Texans fan. Jessie was preceded in death by his parents and his wife Nora.

He is survived by his two sons: Trey and Derrick, his grandson Grayson, his sisters: Michelle and Karen, his brother: Bryan, his girlfriend: Stephanie and her children and grandchildren and a host of friends who loved him deeply.

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Memorial Service

Saturday, February 13, 2021

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Kornerstone Funeral Directors Chapel - Tulia

201 West Broadway Avenue, Tulia, TX 79088

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