Richard Van Kirk,71, Big Prairie

Richard Clarence Van Kirk, 71, of Big Prairie, passed away Nov. 5, 2012.

He was born July 29, 1941, in Darlington, Pa., the son of David Edward and Martha Alice Brooks Van Kirk, and married Carol Ann Giles on Sept. 10, 1961. She survives.

He was the owner of Dick's Cycle Specialties. Dick liked motorcycles, football, basketball and target shooting. He served his country with the U.S. Army from 1958-61.

Surviving in addition to his wife, are children, Marcy Lynn Van Kirk and David Edward Van Kirk of Atlanta, Ga.

Richard was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Kenneth Edward Van Kirk; and a sister, Suzanne Digman.

Friends were received at McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster on Thursday, Nov. 8. Burial was planned for a later date at the convenience of the family.

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