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CMSgt. William “Bill” Claude Kirk, USAF (Ret.)
May 14, 1944 ~ September 9, 2018
CMSgt. William “Bill” Claude Kirk, USAF (Ret.), 74, of Roy, UT, passed away Sunday evening, September 9, 2018 at the South Davis Community Hospital in Bountiful, Utah.
Bill was born May 14, 1944 in Columbia, Tennessee and raised in Nashville, Tennessee. He attended the University of Tennessee for a short time and later Lipscomb University.
He entered the Air Force honorably serving and retiring as Chief Master Sergeant (CMSgt) after 30 years. All those that knew him well called him “Chief”. He had a reputation for being a strong leader and one that everyone revered. Whether you knew him as Bill, Chief, or William Claude, you knew a great fun-loving man. Bill spent time at several different Air Force Bases in his career such as Anderson, Minot, McCoy, Hahn Germany, Laughlin, Randolph and lastly Hill Air Force Base.
He met Edna Meno Taitague of Inarajan, Guam while he was stationed at Anderson AFB. They were later married August 22, 1969. He had a love of sports. Bill took pride in coaching his two children throughout their lives, he also continued his love of coaching during his Air Force career.
He was a big fan of his Dallas Cowboys and his University of Tennessee Volunteers (Go Vols!). He would have a few choice words to say to you if you were a Pittsburgh or Kentucky fan. He enjoyed talking to everyone, from the server at the restaurant to the grocery store clerk. Bill was a flirtatious, captivating and charismatic guy. His southern charm was certainly a part of his character.
He loved ketchup on everything, KFC chicken and fried okra. Also, if the man wanted a Coca Cola you better drop everything you were doing to go get it. Bill was a fighter, and he fought hard at the end of his life. However, he is now resting in peace enjoying his time with his wife, son, parents and all that have gone before him.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William Paul and Mildred Doris Eskew Kirk of Nashville, Tennessee. His wife Edna Meno Taitague Kirk of Inarajan, Guam and his son Joseph Paul Kirk of Roy, Utah. He is survived by his daughter, Emily Ann Kirk Frandsen (David), and their two sons Connor William Frandsen and Cooper Joseph Frandsen, of Riverdale, Utah. His two beautiful grand-daughters, Taylor Marie Coffey and Rylee Jo Kirk.
A funeral graveside service will be held Friday, September 14, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at the Roy Cemetery, 5200 South 2300 West, Roy, Utah. Friends and family may visit on Thursday, September 13 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Lindquist's Roy Mortuary, 3333 West 5600 South, Roy, Utah.