J.D. Kirkpatrick 82, of Waco, passed away surrounded by his loving family, Friday, April 6, 2018. A graveside service will be 10 am, Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at Gholson Cemetery, with Rev. Lawrence Kirkpatrick and Rev. Jeff Stinson officiating. The family will receive visitors, Monday, April 9, 2018, from 6-8 pm at Pecan Grove Funeral Home, 3124 Robinson Dr.
J. D. was born February 18, 1936 to Dee and Bertha Kirkpatrick. J. D. did mechanic work all his life. He owned J D’s Wrecker Service. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame Heart of Texas Speedway and a former champion of Cow Town Speedway (Dallas). J D loved racing, fishing and working on cars.
He is preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Eva Loraine Patterson, Vera Faye Hux, and Mary Welch Boegli; daughters, Michelle Kirkpatrick, and Phyllis Ihlenfeldt; son, Dennis Kirkpatrick; granddaughter, Christy Phipps; great-grandson, Joshua Weaver.
J. D. is survived by his sons, Joe Dee Kirkpatrick (Martha) of Lorena, James Kirkpatrick (Teresa) of Lorena, and Chad (Lisa) Kirkpatrick of Waco; sisters, Florence Bradburry (Curtis), and Nelda Kirkpatrick; brother, Lawrence Kirkpatrick (Nancy); 8 Grandchildren; 9 Great Grandchildren; girlfriend, Careta Shirley as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
His sons’ want to thank friends, family and our mother, Marsha Dowdle, for all their love and support during this difficult time.