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J Bryan Kirkman

January 16, 1947 — September 15, 2023


Bryan Kirkman, Age 76 passed away on September 15, 2023, at Freeman West Hospital in Joplin, MO. He was born on January 16. 1947 in Boonville, MO to Jerry and Thelma Kirkman. Bryan Graduated from Dexfield High School in Redfield, IA in 1966. Bryan joined the Air Force after graduation and was a Crew Chief on a C130 Gunship, he was a Vietnam Veteran who served his country proudly. He married the love of his life, Pat Kirkman, on July 1, 1967. From this union, they had two sons: Joe and Bill Kirkman.

Bryan is Survived by his wife of 56 years, his two sons and their wives, and 4 Grandsons.

He is preceded in death by his parents Jerry and Thelma Kirkman and brother Mike Kirkman.

Bryan was a devoted husband, and father who enjoyed spending time with his family in, and friends, and loved fishing. he was an entrepreneur and lifelong salesman who established Simons Choice Dogg Food which he owned and operated for twenty years.

Family will gather privately at a later time to celebrate a life well lived.

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