Marlin A. Kirk, 87, passed away Friday April 27, 2012 at the Gibson General Hospital in Princeton.  


He was born April 6, 1925, in Princeton, to John and Essie (Muncie) Kirk. 


He was a retired salesman with Potter and Brumfield and Seimens Corporation for many years.  


He was a veteran of W.W. II,  serving in the U.S. Navy as an Aviation Radioman.  He moved back to Princeton in 1968, living in several states the last in California before returning.  


He was a member of the Broadway Christian Church where he served as a deacon and elder.  He was a member of VFW Post 1147 where he served on the military funeral detail for many years.  He was a member of the Kiwanis Club, Prince Lodge  231 F&A.M., Scottish Rite and Hadi Shrine. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, golf and gardening especially growing tomatoes.  

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, to whom he married Dec.18, 1948, Helen Kirk of Princeton; daughter, Terrie Overton and husband Jerry of Princeton; two sons, David Kirk and his wife Debbi of Melbourne, Fla.; and John Kirk of Princeton; six grandchildren, Dean, Ryan (Ashley) and Kassi Kirk, Chris (Christy), Overton, Kristi (Chad) Qualls and Amy, three great grandchildren, Jillian, Dylan, and Trent. 


He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, Clifford, Lennis, and Vesper Kirk, sisters Bonza Woods and Maxine Black.


Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday May 1, 2012 at the Colvin Funeral Home in Princeton, with Rev, John Dunn officiating.  Burial will follow in the Maple Hill Cemetery.  VFW Post 1147 will conduct military graveside services.


Visitation will be from 4 until 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.