Funeral service for Donna Kirkpatrick, age 80, of Emory, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, February 20, 2021 at Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Chapel with Bro. Bryan Easley and Bro. Dwayne Randolph officiating. Interment will follow at Pilgrim Rest Cemetery with Clint Traylor, Justin Lovvorn, Daniel Wrysinski, Eric Christian, Justin Smith, and Bryan Bell serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Ed Dominguez and her great-grandsons. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Mrs. Kirkpatrick passed way Monday, February 15, 2021 at Christus Mother Frances Hospital in Sulphur Springs.
Donna Kirkpatrick was born May 13, 1940 in Emory, TX to Woodrow Carson Asbill and Wanda (Yarborough) Asbill. She married the love of her life, Gerald Kirkpatrick on June 22, 1956. He proceeded her in death in 2018.
She worked for Haggar Slacks for many years. She also worked for Karen Young (her dear friend) at Country Flowers and Gifts for several years. The job she loved the most was being Mom, Granny and Gran Gran. She was her children’s biggest supporter while they were growing up and involved in various activities. She sewed drill team uniforms, cheer uniforms, worked concession stands, kept baseball record books, and cheered them on in whatever activity they were involved in at the time. Her supportive spirit was still alive in the activities of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Donna loved to fish. Donna and Gerald spent many hours on the lake fishing. Donna was known to all of her family and friends as the best fish fryer around. Her grandchildren and great grandchildren would stand around eagerly waiting for the fish to fry. Granny/Gran Gran would always “sneak” them pieces while telling everyone else they had to wait. She loved to travel. She and Gerald would often travel with friends and family. They all shared many wonderful memories together.
Survivors include her daughters, Deborah Traylor and husband, Randy, Sandy Lovvorn and husband, Robert; son, Kenneth Kirkpatrick and wife, Tonja; grandchildren, Clint Traylor and wife, Alicia, Stacy Smith and husband, Justin, Tera Bell and husband, Bryan, Justin Lovvorn and wife, Nichole, Daniel Wrysinski, Candace Dominguez and husband, Ed, Savanna Christian and husband, Eric, Sierra Kirkpatrick, Michelle Richey, Neal Richey and wife, Rose, Amber Reagan and husband, Jeremy, Taylor Knight; twenty-five great-grandchildren; brother, Roger Asbill; brother-in-law, James Ratliff; sisters-in-law, Faye Asbill, Delois Spence and husband, Roy, Martha Kirkpatrick, and Ann Kirkpatrick.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brothers, Bobby Asbill and W.C. Asbill; and sisters, Iva Nell Ratliff, Patricia Asbill, and Laura Jean Barrett.
Memorials can be made to Pilgrim Rest Cemetery, PO Box 141, Emory, TX 75440.