Herbert Eugene Kirkland, Sr.

Hephzibah, GA – Mr. Herbert Eugene Kirkland, Sr, 79, husband of the late Alma Genelle Key Kirkland, went into the open arms of his Lord and Savior Saturday, September 28, 2013, at University Hospital.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, October 2, 2013, at 2:00 PM, from the chapel of Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors, with the Reverend John C. Kilpatrick officiating.

Interment will follow in Hillcrest Memorial Park.

Mr. Kirkland, a native of Augusta, was the son of the late Garnett and Martha Baldowski Kirkland, was born in Augusta and was self-employed as a Printer. He and his wife loved to travel and their favorite places to visit were the mountains of NC and TN and the Florida coast line. He was a member and Deacon of Silvercrest Baptist Church for many years and loved his church family and friends.

He is survived by his children, Neil R. and Kathy G. Euliano of Cape Vincent, NY, Herbert E., Jr. and Regina Kirkland of Hephzibah; sisters, June Bromley and Martha Ann Anderson both of Hephzibah, Gladys Helmly of Augusta; grandsons, Neil R. Euliano, Jr, of Augusta, Chris and Ryan Howard of Hephzibah; and many wonderful nieces and nephews.

Active pallbearers will be Terry Stanrod, Lawton Wylds, John Wylds, Jim Duggan, Roger Tomlin, and Steve Schlein.

Honorary pallbearers will be Deacons of the Silvercrest Baptist Church.

If so desired memorial contributions may be made to the University Health Care Foundation, 1350 Walton Way, Augusta, GA 30901-9884.

The family will receive friends Tuesday, October 1, 2013, from 5:00 until 7:00 PM at the funeral home.

Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors, 2502 Richmond Hill Rd, Augusta, GA 30906.

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8 responses to “Herbert Eugene Kirkland, Sr.”

  1. Dear Gene & Kathy, I am so saddened to learn that uncle Sonny has died. He was so loved by our whole family. Your loss is our loss too. Be comforted by the promise Jesus made, that we all look forward to [John 5:28,29] . My deepest sympathy, Your cousin, Judy

  2. I always called him Sonny,he and Genelle were always a couple that went together and there love showed it. I was very shocked as he and I were talking in Ryans Just a few days before this happened! I just lost my wife July 15th this year after 56 years.His last words to me was I KNOW HOW YOU FEEL !What a reunion in HEAVEN!

  3. Dear Gene and Kathy, I’m so sorry to hear about your dad. He was a very special man to me. That sweet smile and funny laugh of his was contagious!
    My thoughts and prayers are with both of you as well as your family.
    Love and prayers
    Melissa Johnson Stafford

  4. Herbert and Genelle were such a lovely couple. We’re so happy to have known them and worshipped with them. It’ll be a grand homecoming indeed to once again see old “Sonny Boy”. God bless his family in this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  5. I always loved Uncle Sonny. He was a kind and sweet part of our family and he will be missed. Death is hard, but knowing he loved the Lord and is in heaven with Auny Genelle right now gives me comfort. May God give you peace and rest until you see him again.

  6. Mr. Herbert,

    Our hearts are filled with sadness
    Sadness, since you went away
    May we find comfort in knowing
    We’ll meet again one glorious day.

    Until then our hearts will be heavy
    Tears we may sometimes cry
    Letting go of someone as special as you
    It is difficult to say good-bye.

    Our journey together, here, has ended
    Knowing you has been a great pleasure
    Until we meet again, wonderful friend
    The memories of you we will treasure.

    We Love You,
    Angie Gay & family

  7. Dear Gene I’m sorry to hear about your dad. I know he will be missed.My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

  8. Gene, our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. I know how close you and your dad were. We are thinking of you and praying for you!!

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