Bill Kirkpatrick, 78, passed away on Tuesday, May 18, 2010, at his residence in San Saba, Texas. He was born June 5, 1931, in San Saba, Texas, to William Walker Kirkpatrick Sr. and Pearl Eiler Kirkpatrick. Bill married June Terry on October 6, 1956, at The First Baptist Church of San Saba.
Bill graduated from Texas Tech University in 1953 and received a Teachers Certificate from Southwest Texas State Teachers College. He then served in the U. S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict and was stationed in Greenland. After returning home and marrying June, Bill served as County Executive Director for the ASCS for Menard and San Saba Counties. He retired in 1989 and continued full-time farming and ranching.
Bill was a member and Deacon of the First Baptist Church of San Saba where he also taught Sunday School. In addition, he led a Bible Study at Eventide Nursing Home. He served as president of the Menard School Board and was an active member of the San Saba Rotary Club and Chamber of Commerce serving as president of both organizations. He was also a member of the San Saba POA.
Bill was a gentle man who loved the Lord and his family. He enjoyed traveling and seeing new country, outdoor grilling and church socials.
Bill is survived by his sons, Trey Kirkpatrick and his wife Janet of Bryan,Texas; Terry D. "Chuck" Kirkpatrick and his wife Candace of Franklin, TN; his daughters, Angie Saxton and her husband Larry of San Saba; Pam Hawkins and her husband John of The Woodlands, Texas; his grandchildren, Kenton Kirkpatrick, Rebecca Kirkpatrick, Bethany Kirkpatrick, Priscilla Kirkpatrick, Samuel Kirkpatrick, Justin Miller, Jordan Miller, Eric Hawkins, and Ryan Hawkins.
He is preceded in death by his parents and June, his loving wife of 53 years.
Services were held Friday, May 21, 2010, at 10:00 AM at the First Baptist Church of San Saba with Rev. Sam Crosby officiating. Interment followed at Terry Cemetery.
The family received friends on Thursday, May 20, 2010, from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. at the Howell-Doran Funeral Home Chapel.
The family requests that memorials be made to the First Baptist Church of San Saba Building Fund or the San Saba County EMS.
Funeral Services under the direction of Howell-Doran Funeral Home.