Mount Vernon News

Mount Vernon News
December 7, 2013 12:04 am EST


MOUNT VERNON — Michael Lynn Kirk, 59, of Fairway Drive, Mount Vernon, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013.

He was born March 13, 1954, in Mount Vernon, Ohio, to the late Ivan and Valerie (Pratt) Kirk. Michael earned a Bachelor Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Central Florida. He retired in 1992 after 20 years of service with the U.S. Navy. Michael was an avid bowler and had achieved every bowler’s dream of a 300 game. He was a member of AMVETS Post 95.

He is survived by three daughters, Chris Kirk of Punta Gorda, Fla., Jenn Gayheart of Punta Gorda, Fla., and Kayla Kirk of Orlando, Fla.; two grandchildren, Kaleb Gayheart and Kaden Gayheart.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Timothy Michael Kirk; a brother, Craig Kirk; and an infant sister.

Friends may call Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home, where a funeral service will be held on Wednesday at 1 p.m. Burial with military honors provided by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council will follow in Mound View Cemetery.

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