Funeral services for Henry Julius Kirkley age 69, will be held Wednesday at 1:00 at the Beauford Baptist Church. Rev. Tim Williams will officiate. Burial will be in the Beauford Baptist Church Cemetery directed by Norton Funeral Home, Hartsville. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church.
Julius was born in Hartsville a son of the late John Lawson and Ruth Adcock Kirkley. He was a 1967 graduate of McBee High School and graduated from East Tennessee State University in 1972. He worked at Kendall Mills for a number of years and later with A. O. Smith. He attended Beauford Baptist Church. He served in the National Guard for six years. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and brother.
Surviving are three sons, Eric (Jackie) Kirkley, Hartsville and Robert (Kim) McMahon, Knoxville, TN, Ronnie McMahon, Vero Beach, FL; six grandchildren, Chase, Logan, Landon Kirkley, Ryan, Lakia and Tyler McMahon; one great grandchild, Rowland Kirkley; four sisters, Lois Florio, McBee, Patricia (Bill) Gregory, Rock Hill, Diane (Ronnie) Lee, Florence and Faye (Duane) Coggin, Charlotte; one brother, J.L. (Kaye) Kirkley, Union. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Kirkley. Memorials may be made to the Alligator Fire Department, 219 South Eleventh St., McBee, S.C. 29101.
Norton Funeral Home is honored to serve the Kirkley family.