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June 8, 2014

James Harold Kirk

LERONA — James Harold Kirk, 84, of the Blanket Place, Lerona, died Sunday, June 1, 2014 at Bluefield Regional Medical Center. Born July 16, 1929, in Bluefield, he was the son of the late Marvin D. Kirk and Mary Virginia Archer Kirk.

Harold was a graduate of Graham High School and West Virginia Business College.

Harold was a proud veteran, having served for 17 years with the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean conflict and the Vietnam conflict. He received the Purple Heart Medal along with numerous other medals and commendations.

For many years, Harold operated Kirk's Service Station and Convenience Store in Lerona. He was a member of Lerona United Methodist Church.

Harold will be long remembered for his smile that he wore and his pleasant laugh.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Alfred Lee Kirk along with Earl McHugh, whom he thought of as a son.

Survivors include three grandchildren: Bethany McHugh Lilly of Pipestem, Brandie McHugh of Lashmeet, Stayce McHugh of Bluefield; and the wife of Earl McHugh, Jean McHugh Mattas of Green Valley. Great grandchildren: Brayden, Bradley, Chase, Taylor, Landon, Dylen and Brooklin. Two brothers: M.D. Kirk Jr. and his wife Frances “Trigger” of Lerona, Robert Lee Kirk and wife Janice of Roanoke, VA.; and his long time 4 legged companion “Cookie”

The family has honored Harold's wishes, his body has been cremated and a private service will be held at a later date.

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