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John P. Kirkham

January 19, 1934 September 29, 2019
John P. Kirkham
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Obituary for John P. Kirkham

John P. Kirkham passed away at St. Thomas Hospital at 10:29 p.m. the 29th day of September, 2019.

He was born in Louisville, Kentucky, January 19th, 1934. He graduated from Hopkinsville High School and the University of Kentucky School of Law. He was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. He was commissioned a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy. After leaving the Navy he became an attorney for the Kentucky Department of Highways where he practiced until entering private practice in Hopkinsville, Kentucky.

He was a long time member of Grace Episcopal Church and served many terms on the Vestry as Senior Warden. He served 30 years as attorney for Christian County Board of Education. He was one of the Founders of Christian County Humane Society.

Survivors include his wife of over 60 years, Barbara; his two sons: Steven Kirkham (Lisa) of Nashville, Tennessee, grandchildren, Jake of Princeton University, Sara a high school senior; and Dr. Mark M. Kirkham, (Lea) of Cincinnati, Ohio, grandchildren Hayden at University of Kentucky, Hannah at Vanderbilt University.

Visitation will be at Grace Episcopal Church, 216 E. 6th St., Hopkinsville, KY on Friday, October 4th, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. until the funeral hour at 1:00 p.m. Burial will be private in Lexington, Kentucky. Memorial contributions are suggested to Max’s Hope Pet Rescue, 8710 Pilot Rock Road, Hopkinsville, KY 42240 or Grace Episcopal Church Kindergarten, 216 E. 6th St., Hopkinsville, KY 42240.


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Visitation

Friday

4

Oct

11:00 AM 10/4/2019 11:00:00 AM - 1:00 PM 10/4/2019 1:00:00 PM
Grace Episcopal Church

216 East 6th St.
Hopkinsville, KY 42240

Grace Episcopal Church
216 East 6th St. Hopkinsville 42240 KY
United States

Service

Friday

4

Oct

1:00 PM 10/4/2019 1:00:00 PM
Grace Episcopal Church

216 East 6th St.
Hopkinsville, KY 42240

Grace Episcopal Church
216 East 6th St. Hopkinsville 42240 KY
United States

Memorial Contribution

Max's Hope Pet Rescue

c/o Mansfield Animal Hospital
710 North Main Street
Hopkinsville, KY 42240

Grace Episcopal Church

216 East 6th St.
Hopkinsville, KY 42240
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