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Pastor Cecil E. Kirkman Jr., 81 of Petersburg, and formerly of Terre Haute, passed away at 9:45 a.m. Wednesday, March 29, 2017, in Amber Manor Healthcare Facility. He was born in Bicknell, on June 18, 1935, to Cecil E. Kirkman Sr. and Flossie Marie Stinnett Kirkman.
Cecil was a retired minister, having served at churches in Indiana including the cities of Sullivan, Frankfort, Petersburg, Logansport, and Corydon, and also in Madison, Tenn., as well as serving as a missionary in South Africa for two years. He was a member of Bible Holiness Church of Terre Haute and was an Air Force veteran.
He is survived by his children, the Rev. Wendell Kirkman (wife Gloria), Dr. Kenneth F. Kirkman, Ramona J. Thomas (husband Henry), Gloria S. Breidenbaugh, and Dr. Stephen E. Kirkman (wife Tina). Also surviving is his wife, Mary Miller Kirkman; 18 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren; his siblings, Bob Kirkman, Pansy McCrary, Sharon Waggonner, and Tim Kirkman.
Cecil was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Alice Scarbrough Kirkman, on Dec. 6, 2013; and also by four siblings.
Funeral services will be at Bible Holiness Church, 2555 Layher Drive, Terre Haute, on Saturday, April 1, 2017, at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Dwight Hatfield officiating. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. Visitation will be at DeBaun Springhill Chapel today, March 31, 2017, from 4 until 8 p.m. and again Saturday from 12 noon until 2 p.m. at the church.
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Published on March 30, 2017
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