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Lark Jerl Kirkpatrick, a longtime Comanche resident, entered into his heavenly Home early Thursday morning, February 1, 2018 at Duncan Regional Hospital. He was 84 years old. A funeral service will be held Monday, February 5th at 10:30 a.m. at Ray of Hope Church, with Pastor Mike McCord and Ronnie Bernard officiating, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home. Burial, with full military honors supplied by the Stephens County Combined Honor Guard will follow at Duncan City Cemetery. The family will be receiving friends Sunday afternoon 12:30-2:00 at the funeral home.
Lark was born April 18, 1933 in Marlow, to Isaac and Ettie "Seely" Kirkpatrick. He was a graduate of Marlow High School. Lark proudly served his country in the United States Army, including service in Korea. He and Verby Dove were united in marriage on October 6, 1953 in Wichita Falls, TX. They came to Comanche in 1954, and in 1955 they opened up Lark's Dairy Inn, which they ran for more than thirty-five years. Lark was a member of Ray of Hope Church, and a lifetime member of the American Legion Post 258, where he had served as Commander and also Vice Commander. He was a charter member of the Stephens County Combined Honor Guard. He took great pride in being able to help honor a fellow veteran. He served on the board of the Stephens County Christmas Dinner, which fed close to 1,400 people this past Christmas. He also served on the Board of the Christian Helping Hands. Lark was a licensed Broker and Real Estate Agent. Lark and Verby were well known and greatly admired in the community. They collected and repaired bicycles to give to children at Christmas. They also collected aluminum cans and all the profits made would go to local charities such as Toys For Tots, D.A.R.E. and Ambucs, and Shriners.
He is survived by his loving wife, Verby, of the home; one daughter, Vicki Jackson and husband Donald, Comanche; his grandchildren: Lindsey Carter and husband Josh, Watonga, OK; Josh Homier, Oklahoma City, OK; and Jerl Hammack and wife Kristen, Mt. Washington, KY; and his great-grandchildren: Londyn Homier , Watonga, OK; Drew Carter, Watonga, OK; Jaiden Hammack, Mt Washington, KY; Lark Hammack, Mt. Washington, KY; and Violet Hammack, Mt. Washington, KY. Also numerous other relatives, and countless dear friends.
Lark was preceded in death by one son, Randy; his parents, Isaac and Ettie; his twin brother, Mark Kirkpatrick, his two brothers, LeRoy Kirkpatrick and Jessie Kirkpatrick; and one sister, Jetta Huey.
Online condolences may be sent to comanchefh@pldi.net
Published on February 2, 2018
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