October 10, 1924 – July 23, 2016
RICH CREEK, VA – Walter Davis Kirk, 91, of Rich Creek, VA, passed away, July 23, 2016 at the Commonwealth Assisted Living in Christiansburg, VA, a place he considered his second home. Born October 10, 1924 in Giles County, VA he was the son of the late Jesse Reed and Mary Lelia Moorehead Kirk. As a long time member of the Rich Creek First United Methodist Church, he enjoyed singing in the choir and was a devoted servant to his fellow man. He was a loving father and enjoyed spending time with his family especially at Kure Beach. His garden was one of his greatest joys and he spent many hours cultivating vegetables, while sharing most of them with friends and family. He was World War II, US Army Air Force Veteran and was retired from the Celanese Corp. with 47 years of service. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by the love of his life, his wife, Mildred Louise Simpkins Kirk, brothers, Paul (Cleo), Glen (Opal), sister, Irene Tickle (Emory). Survivors include his son, Johnny Kirk and wife Paulette of Blacksburg, VA, daughter Connie Sublett and husband John of Pembroke, VA, grandchildren, Jason Kirk and wife Kehinde of McLeansville, NC, Tina Russell and husband Tom of Blacksburg, VA, Adam Sublett and wife Tiffany of Pearisburg, VA, Katherine Shirah and husband Cliff and Stuart Sublett all of Pembroke, VA, 8 great grandchildren, in laws, Don Simpkins and wife Marie, Ronnie Simpkins and wife Sylvia, Newton Simpkins and wife Tamera, numerous nieces, nephews and many friends.