Graveside services for J.V. Kirkley were held Friday, April 17, 2020, at Cliburn Cemetery in Silver Creek. Mr. Kirkley, 77, passed away on Tuesday, April 14 at his residence. Rev. Ray Hodges and Rev. Paul Roney officiated. Saulters Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Pallbearers were Bobby Cliburn, Craig Kirkley, Lawrence Smith, Eric Peavey, Hoss Kirkley, and Joey Lane.
Mr. Kirkley was born on January 24, 1943, in Carson, to Jesse Kirkley and Cecile King Kirkley. He was an automotive electrician with Kirkley’s Auto Electric. He was a member of Shalom Baptist Church. He was an avid ham radio operator and loved to hunt and fish.
He was preceded in death by his mother and father.
Mr. Kirkley is survived by his wife of 56 years, Nancy Cliburn Kirkley, of Silver Creek; two daughters, Angela Kirkley Hayes, of Brookhaven; and Amy Kirkley Smith, of Silver Creek; two grandchildren, Tyler Hayes, of Brookhaven; and Kyle Smith, of Silver Creek; and one brother, Jerry Kirkley (Marie), of Prentiss.