Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma

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A. J. Kirk

Born: 2/26/1930

Died: 6/15/2006

Maiden Name: n/a

Honorific: n/a

A.J. Kirk, 76, of Bennington passed away June 15, 2006, in Durant. He was born February 26, 1930, in Durant to Johnny ‘Shorty’ Kirk and Florence Julia Durant Kirk and was a descendant of Dixon Durant, founder of the city of Durant.

A.J. attended school in Durant and then went on to graduate from CLEET Law Enforcement Academy.

He married Doris Helback on April 11, 1950, in Sherman, Texas, and to this union eight wonderful children were born. A.J. served his community as a law enforcement officer for 25 years in many communities in Bryan County. He retired from Southeastern Oklahoma State University and the Choctaw Nation Security Department. He was of the Baptist faith and enjoyed being with family, helping children in need, hunting, fishing and bird-watching. He will be missed by all who knew him.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Jackie Lee Kirk; sisters, Ann Sorrels, Janice Meece and Willie Mae Locey; and brothers, Johnny Floyd ‘Son’ Kirk and Melvin Clinton ‘M.C.’Kirk.

Survivors include his wife of the home; sons, Johnny Kirk and wife Sherry of Durant, Joe Kirk and wife Vickie of Bennington, Gene Kirk and wife Ruth of Durant and Robert Dan Kirk and wife Denise of Wolfe City, Texas; daughters, Kathy Damron and husband Teddie of Caddo, Susan Williams and husband Jackie of Roberta, and Debbie Hunnicutt and husband Tommy of Silo; brothers-in-law, Jake ‘J.E.’ Helback and Morris Lee Helback; 15 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, numerous relatives and a host of friends.

A. J. Kirk