David Sanford Kirkland, 61, of Montgomery, Alabama, died at his home on March 21, 2013, following a brief illness. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, son, and brother. David is survived by his wife of 41 years, Joan Perdue Kirkland, his daughters, Gwyn Kirkland Harris (Heath) of Prattville and Elise Kirkland Taylor (Jeremy) of Bessemer, and his grandchildren, Adalyn Ruth Harris and Micah Sellers Taylor. He is also survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Kirkland, Jr. (Annie Sanders) and a brother Fred Michael Kirkland.
David was a graduate of Sidney Lanier High School and attended John Patterson Vocational School. He received an associate degree from Troy University Montgomery. He served in the Alabama National Guard and the Army Reserve. David was employed by Durr Drug Company and Amerisource Bergen for more than 30 years. Most recently he was employed by the State of Alabama Finance Department in State Business Systems.
David had a strong faith in God and strived to live that faith in all aspects of his life. He was a soft-spoken, compassionate gentleman, loved and highly regarded by all who knew him. His greatest joy was spending time with his family and faithfully serving his church. Visitation will be at 2:00 pm followed by a Memorial service at 3:00 pm at Vaughn Park Church of Christ, 3800 Vaughn Road in Montgomery on Saturday, March 23, 2013. Burial will follow at Alabama Heritage Cemetery. Donations in memory of Mr. Kirkland may be made to Vaughn Park Church of Christ ministries.
Condolences may be offered at www.alabamaheritagefh.com.