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Jack Allen KirkmanPassing: March 21, 2020


Celebration of Life

At a later date.


No Visitation


No Burial

BEDFORD – Jack Allen Kirkman, 60, passed away Saturday, March 21, 2020, at his residence.

Born January 12, 1960, in Linton, he was the son of Charles and Judy (Myers) Kirkman.

Jack retired from General Motors then worked with his lifelong friend at Kelly Plastering.  He was a member of Valley Mission Church of the Nazarene and was a 1978 graduate of Bedford-North Lawrence High School.

Jack enjoyed most his grandkids; taking them to Sunday school, teaching them to hunt, ride dirt bikes, and going to watch them play sports.  He enjoyed his motorcycle, Ruby, playing pool, collecting guns, and had a love for music and spending time with family.  Jack was known to be compassionate and giving to anyone in need.

children and grandchildren,
Ashley, Erin, Leota, Paris, Zander, Ashton, and Brye all of Bedford
Charles and Judy Kirkman of  Bedford
Debbie (Bill) Watson of Brownstown
Amy and Jenny
great nieces and nephews,
Keslyn, Aiden, and Hunter       

The family will have a private Celebration of Life.

Memorial Gifts:  Valley Mission Church of the Nazarene, 110 Hillcrest Way, Bedford, IN 47421

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com

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26 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Perry & Donna Landers | Springville, IN
    Date: March 29, 2020
    My best memories of Jack are from when he attended church at Valley Mission Nazarene! He would look so proud when he could bring a grandchild with him! He is already missed! Prayers for his family! The Landers
  2. Guest: Ronnie Ritter | Bedford, In.
    Date: March 28, 2020
    So sorry for your loss. Jack loved his family more than you will ever know.
  3. Guest: Val Inmam | Springville
    Date: March 27, 2020
    I met Jack in the '90s. He enjoyed life. Condolences to his family.
  4. Guest: Junior and Warnetta Kirkman | Oolitic, IN
    Date: March 26, 2020
    We're so sorry for the loss of your precious loved one. We are thinking of you and praying for you.
  5. Guest: Melissa Taylor | Melbourne , Florida
    Date: March 26, 2020
    So sorry for your loss ❤
  6. Guest: Ron Pierce | bedford ind
    Date: March 26, 2020
    "Had a lot of good times buddy wish this did not happen toyoa may we meet agin…………….
    Date: March 26, 2020
    Sorry to hear of the passing of Jack Kirkman. Even though I haven't seen Jack in years, I have great memories while Jack attended Oolitic, and then later BNL. Jack will be greatly missed. Prayers for the family.
  8. Guest: Terri Turner Scott | Mitchell
    Date: March 25, 2020
    Our own lives had separated us for many years. You were always a good friend. My heart felt thoughts go out to Jack’s family. See you my friend.
  9. Guest: Debbi (Kirkman) Watson | Brownstown Indiana
    Date: March 25, 2020
    Iam Jacks sister and I have so many memories of us as kids growing up I just can not pick one but I want to thank everyone for saying such kind words about him I will miss him the most because as kids it was just him and I and now he has left and now it is just me but some day I will see him again and I know he will always watch over me. love and miss you your sister Deb.
  10. Guest: Kimberly Bertolino | Bedford
    Date: March 25, 2020
    Erin & Ashley this is Nicky & Mallory Bennetts Mom. I am so very sorry about your Dad. I've known Jack since I was 16, had alot of fun times with him! He was a wonderful guy. I'll keep all of you in my prayers ❤
  11. Guest: Angee & Jerrry Crane | Bedford, IN
    Date: March 25, 2020
    Jack you will be very missed; we LOVED your visits to Angee's Guns and all the stories you told! Some where real doozies! Our prayers to the family.
  12. Guest: Travis, Lisa, Whitney, Natalie Kirkman | Springville, IN.
    Date: March 25, 2020
    We’re sorry for your loss.
  13. Guest: Joni carter | Bloomington IN
    Date: March 25, 2020
    My deepest sympathy to Erin and Brye and Leota. Praying for strength and peace for all of you.
  14. Guest: Lynn and Konda Gosney | Bloomington IN
    Date: March 25, 2020
    We knew Jack at Valley Mission Church, and often enjoyed talking with him. So sorry for this loss.
  15. Guest: Theresa McGuire | Bedford
    Date: March 25, 2020
    To our old neighbors Charles, Judy & Debbie, I am so sorry to hear this. You will be in my thoughts and may God be with you at this time. Very fond memories from when we were kids.
  16. Guest: Jane Rusher | Princeton, In.
    Date: March 24, 2020
    I am so sorry for your loss, Judy. I didn't know your son, but Lonnie told me many stories about you and Dee and Stoner when you were young. Again, my sincere condolences
  17. Guest: Debbie Wilson | Bedford, Indiana 47421
    Date: March 24, 2020
    I have known Jack since he was 15 , my first wedding jack was Curts , my husband at the time best man , 1977 , he has been friends every since, hes a great person, friend , dad and grandfather, sure will miss u , prayers for u all
  18. Guest: Beth Wykoff Buente | Fort Branch, IN
    Date: March 24, 2020
    Sorry to hear that Jack has passed I’ve known him most of my life. He was a great guy and would help out anyone that he could. He will be missed. condolences to all his family.
  19. Guest: Julie Thickstun | Cartersville, GA
    Date: March 24, 2020
    Jack was a good man. I have many good memories of him. The man knew how to have fun! Very old-school and committed to his daughters. Goodbye old friend, till we meet again ❤
  20. Guest: Gary L Rusher | Odon In
    Date: March 24, 2020
    So sorry to hear this prayers and god bless you all thoughts are with you all at this time of sorrow Hugs Cuz
  21. Guest: Tenia Pence | Bedford Ind
    Date: March 24, 2020
    So many great memories can’t pick just one u will always be n my heart as u have been since we meet
  22. Guest: Heather Agan | INDIANA
    Date: March 24, 2020
    I never got to met you and I am sorry I never got the honor. RIP. I will continue to send prayers to family and friends. God Bless to All!
  23. Guest: Dale and Maria Ikerd | Bedford, In.
    Date: March 24, 2020
    We loved your dad, he sure was crazy about all his grandkiddos! We are so sorry for your loss!
  24. Guest: Ronnie Chilton | Springville, In
    Date: March 24, 2020
    I am sorry to hear about Jack I just had my knee replacement and he give me words of encouragement I went high school with him
  25. Guest: Anah Williams Hall | Bedford Indiana
    Date: March 24, 2020
    Will miss Jack, he was a good neighbor.
  26. Guest: Bruce Jones | Lexington TN
    Date: March 24, 2020
    RIP, Jack. Even though time and distance had separated us thanks for the memories over the years. Proud to call you a buddy. Condolences to Jack's family.