Clarence Kirkman

Obituary of Clarence Kirkman

Greencastle – Clarence Lester Kirkman, 93, of Greencastle, formerly of Bedford, died Wednesday, December 13, 2017 in Greencastle.

Born December 10, 1924, in Lawrence Co., he was the son of Clarence B. and Clara E. (Wright) Kirkman. He married Helen JoAnn Moore on September 11, 1946 and she preceded him in death on July 8, 2004. He later married Winnie F. Strunk on January 12, 2005 and she preceded him in death on July 3, 2012. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during WW II where he was awarded the bronze star. He retired as a truck driver for Sims Motor Transport in 1981.  He was a member of Eagles Lodge #654, American Legion Gillen Post #33, and a former member of V.F.W.

Survivors include two sons, Dwight L. Kirkman, of Oolitic and Barry D. Kirkman, and wife, Karen, of Bedford; four daughters, Diane Claycomb, Debra Vester and husband, Paul, all of Oolitic, Denise Foulk and husband, Tom, of Florida, Dee Duncan and husband Harry, of Bedford; twelve grandchildren; six great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, both wives, five sisters, and a son, Lester David Kirkman.

A memorial service will be at 10:00 am on Saturday, December 16th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with John Lee officiating. Visitation will be from 9:00 am until the hour of service on Saturday with military rites accorded by members of Gillen Post #33 American Legion. Family and friends may express condolences at