Obituary of Gary W. Kirk
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Gary Wayne Kirk December 20, 1943 – May 4, 2023
Gary was born in Fort Collins, Colorado to Dorothy Larsen. He later moved to Cle Elum, Washington where he received his education. He worked as a logger and trucker in Cle Elum before moving to California where he met his wife, Barbara Kirk.
Eventually, Gary and Barbara moved back to Cle Elum to raise their own family. Gary worked for the Railroad for many years before going back to logging as that is where his heart was. He later moved back to California to continue his trucking career. Gary and his wife owned their own trucking company, B and G Trucking, for many years before his retirement.
Gary is survived by his children, Trent Wayne Kirk (Cricket), Lila (Steven) Smith, Tinker (Michael) Britt, and Damon Bennett; brothers, Larry (Robin) Larsen and Allen (Theresa) Larsen; 16 grandkids, Wiley (Cece) Kirk, Keelie Kirk, Drake Chesebro, Callie Chesebro, Ryder Hedges, Blake (Shayla) Smith, Morgan Wayne Smith-Dejuan Turrentine, Jose Torres, little Gary (Morgan) Britt, Robert Britt, Ashley (Branden) Busching, Nicole Willey, Brian Willey, Nathan Bennett, Bryan Thomas, Jeff Thomas; 14 great-grandkids; all the neighborhood kids who called him Grandpa Gary; several nieces, nephews, and extended family members.
Gary was predeceased by his wife, Barbara Kirk; his mother, Dorothy (stepfather, Lester Larsen); sister, Sharon Murry; daughter-in-law, Diane Bennett; and many extended family members.
A Memorial Service will be held at Chapel of the Lakes Mortuary 1625 North High Street on Friday, May 19 at 11:00 AM in Lakeport.
Arrangements by Chapel of the Lakes Mortuary (707)263-0357 or 994-5611 or visit: chapelofthelakes.com