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Harold Dean Kirk

June 17, 1942 ~ January 28, 2023 (age 80) 80 Years Old
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Harold Dean Kirk, of Odessa, passed away on Saturday, January 28, 2023, in Odessa, TX.

Visitation will be from 6:00-8:00 PM, Thursday, February 2, 2023, at Sunset Memorial Gardens.

Funeral services will be held Friday, February 3, 2023, at 2:00 PM, at Central Baptist Church at 1416 Texas, Odessa, TX, with Reverend Vaughny Taylor officiating.  Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens.

Harold was born in Shaw, Mississippi, to James and Lucile Kirk on June 17, 1942. Harold spent his young life in south Texas where he developed a love of Christ and music. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and became a member of the Marine Corps band serving his country from 1959 through 1963. One of the most memorable places he served was Yokosuka, Japan. After his service, Harold moved to Pecos and worked as a photographer for his brother-in-law’s newspaper. While living there, he was introduced to Lynda Sue Beeman, and they were married on May 5, 1965.

Shortly after the birth of their first child in 1966, they moved to Houston, TX. Harold was employed with Brown and Root for thirty years as a pipe fitter and welder where he used his unique skills to design piping solutions. In 1969, the family moved to Porter, TX, where he was a bi-vocational worship leader at Fellowship Baptist Church. He loved leading worship and serving.

Harold and Sue moved to Odessa in 1997 to be closer to Sue’s mother, Marilyn Beeman. Harold worked for Ref-Chem for several years until his retirement.

After the passing of his wife Sue in 2006, he married Judy Cosper, whom he met at a bereavement class at Central Baptist Church. They married on July 7, 2007 and had a wonderful life together traveling, playing games with close friends, watching the Texas Rangers, and serving together at Central Baptist Church. He was a man of integrity who loved Jesus and lived to honor Him.

Harold is preceded in death by his parents James and Lucile Kirk, his wife Lynda Sue Beeman, his brother Joseph Kirk, and nephew Scott Kirk.

Harold is survived by his wife Judy Cosper-Kirk of Odessa, his son James (J) Kirk and wife Heather of Odessa, daughters Kay Adams and husband Gerald of Pearland, TX, Kelley Tardy and husband Durand of Spring, TX; grandchildren Amber Lopez and husband Melvin, Katelyn and Lauren Adams, Allison Ritter and husband Carson, Keely O’Donnell and husband Cameron, Tiffany Bowen and husband Matt; great grandchildren Ariel, Melanie, Eli, Carson, Berkley, and Callie; sister Sylvia McKeown and husband Curtis of Bedford, TX, and brother Everette of Summerfield, FL.

Pall bearers will be Matt Bowen, Jerald Green, Cameron O'Donnell, Carson Riddle, Carson Ritter

In lieu of flowers, donations to Central Baptist Church will be greatly appreciated.

The family wishes to extend their sincere thanks and appreciation to Jerry and Vickie Wells and J.C. and Seila Stone for their kindness and friendship.


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February 2, 2023

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunset Memorial Funeral Home
6801 E. Business 20 Hwy
Odessa, TX 79762

Funeral Service
February 3, 2023

2:00 PM
Central Baptist Church
1401 N. Texas Ave
Odessa, TX 79761

Interment following funeral service
February 3, 2023

Sunset Memorial Gardens
6801 East Business 20
Odessa, TX 79762


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