David George Kirkman, 77, transitioned to his soul’s next journey March 7, 2019.
He received an Associate’s Degree from Purdue University in Computer Science and had extensive technical training with IBM. He was a veteran of the US Army. Dave had a long career as a Project Manager at Columbia House Record Club in Terre Haute.
Dave went on his walk with Jesus in 1990 with West Central Indiana Emmaus #35. He was a member of Memorial United Methodist Church, where he was Head Usher from 1987-1995, and also was a Sunday School Teacher and Chairman of Evangelism. His hobbies include sports and British sports cars.
Dave’s volunteer service and community involvement include the Optimist Club, from 1991 to present; United Way Board of Directors from 1983-1988 (recipient of the Richard D. Newport Award in 1985); Red Cross Board of Directors from 1985-1990; Car Alliance Representative from 1983-1989; March of Dimes from 1988-1989; Glenn Civic Center Board of Directors from 1990-1995; Terre Haute South Little League Board from 1988-1995; Habitat for Humanity in 1991 and 1994-1995; Mentor for Youth Leadership Terre Haute Program; and coached basketball at the Glenn Center for 10 years.
Dave is survived by his wife, Karen Kirkman; his children, Scott, Jamie, and Kyle Kirkman; siblings, Lou, Leffel, and Brian Kirkman; and grandchildren, Gram, Jasper, Toby, and Willow Kirkman; and step-children, Rebecca (husband Michel) Pascal and Robert S. Hoke, II.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ellen (Moss) and Major Vaughn Kirkman; son, John; and sister, Koni Brownell.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the Optimist Club.
Friends may visit from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Monday, March 18, 2019 at Indiana Funeral Care – Harry W. Moore Chapel, 8151 Allisonville Road, Indianapolis, Indiana. A Memorial Service will follow at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Joe Johnson officiating. Indiana Funeral Care entrusted with care.