Obit: Stanley Kirkpatrick

Obit: Stanley Kirkpatrick

November 10th, 2013 in Obituaries
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Stanley F. Kirkpatrick, a longtime Chattanooga resident, passed away on Monday, Oct. 28, 2013 in Bainbridge Island, Wash. He was 95 years old. Stanley was born on Nov. 12, 1917, in Lookout Mountain, Tenn. He was a member of the first graduating class of the Lookout Mountain School in 1931 and he graduated from Central High School in 1936. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II at various locations in the United States and in England. He retired from First Tennessee Bank after 42 years and was a longtime member of Red Bank Baptist Church. Stanley is survived by his children, Katie (Larry) Brown, of Bainbridge Island, Wash., and Tom (Laura) Kirkpatrick, of Wilton, Conn. He also leaves behind two grandsons, Thomas Kirkpatrick, of Chicago, Ill. and Taylor Kirkpatrick, of New York City; as well as numerous nieces and nephews who meant the world to him. Stanley will be remembered as a dedicated husband, father, grandfather and uncle and for a great sense of humor that was reflected in his stories of days gone by that seemed to improve with each rendition. He will also be remembered for his unexpected phone calls to family, relatives and friends during which he would dispense words of wisdom along with humor and encouragement. Later in life, he composed several short poems and songs that he would recite from memory or sing to anyone who had the good fortune of being nearby. Stanley was preceded in death by his wife of 69 years, Marian Massey Kirkpatrick, of Chattanooga, and Bainbridge Island, Wash.; and his parents, Harrell F. Kirkpatrick and Kate Lyle Kirkpatrick, both of Lookout Mountain, Tenn; siblings, Vivian Runyan, Forrest Kirkpatrick, William Kirkpatrick and Marinelle Kirkpatrick. A joint memorial service for Stanley and Marian will be held at the Red Bank Baptist Church at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014. Stanley, who deeply missed his southern hometown, wanted his and Marians remains to be brought home and interned in Chattanooga National Cemetery along side family and old friends. Memorial contributions can be made to the Red Bank Baptist Church, 4000 Dayton Blvd., Chattanooga, TN 37415 or The Franciscan Foundation for Hospice and Palliative Care, PO Box 1502, Tacoma, WA 98401. Sign the online Guest Book at: www.cookfamilyfuneralhome.com.