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John Harlan Kirkland

December 18, 1946 ~ June 14, 2020 (age 73)


John Harlan Kirkland, 73, of Charlotte, passed away on Sunday, June 14, 2020 at his home. He was born in Bryson City, NC, son of the late Robert Edward Kirkland and Ida Watson Kirkland.

Mr. Kirkland is survived by his wife of 51 years, Linda Gail Gunter Kirkland; his children, John Lee Kirkland (Crystal), Robert Eugene Kirkland (Christine Rutherford), Wendy Renee Norris (Mike) and Atoshia Marie Kirkland (Michael); his siblings, Drama Woody (Charles) and Wanda Ballew; his grandchildren, Kayla Kirkland, Taylor Kirkland (Mallory), Brandon Kirkland, Kody Kirkland, Robert Kirkland, Georgia Kirkland, John Norris, Breanna Kirkland, Savannah Johnson, Lilly Johnson and Isaiah Johnson; and his great-grandchildren, Robert Kirkland and Jason Kirkland.

A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 20, 2020 at Lauada Cemetery in Bryson City, NC. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at Woodlawn Funeral Home, Mount Holly, NC.

Condolence messages may be sent to the family by visiting Woodlawn Funeral Home of Mount Holly, NC and Crisp Funeral Home of Bryson City, NC are serving the Kirkland family.

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June 17, 2020

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Woodlawn Funeral Home
375 Woodlawn Avenue | P.O. Box 445
Mount Holly, NC 28120

Graveside Service
June 20, 2020

2:00 PM
Bryson City, Lauada Cemetery, NC

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