January 31, 2024 (age 63)
Sherman Douglas Kirk, 63, passed away peacefully on January 31, 2024 in Franklin, Kentucky. Sherm was a member of the Bowling Green 2nd Ward in Bowling Green, Kentucky, where he was dearly loved, and he reciprocated that love! His passing has left a huge void that will never be filled. He was born in Annapolis, Maryland to parents Kenneth L. and Bette L. Kirk. He was the baby of the family, and boy did we baby him! We loved being with him. He was so quiet and peaceful amongst the ruckus of his four siblings. Sherm was active in sports starting at an early age playing Little League in Glen Burnie, Maryland. He enjoyed playing basketball for Sky View High School in Smithfield, Utah, and with his friends. He loved riding dirt bikes. Somewhere along the line he found golf and that became his new passion. He had a notorious sweet tooth, he loved his treats! He also loved listening to Christian music during his last few years. He had so many friends because of his calm, gentle, and unassuming personality. People gravitated to Sherm because he was so kind. Sherm served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Texas. He ministered to many families in his ward in Kentucky and his “people” cherished his visits. He was so understanding and passionate about our Heavenly Father.
Sherm was a long-haul trucker for years and was a very loyal and dependable employee. He received a “Truck Driver of the Year” award from EA Millers (now JBS) and was granted many safety awards. He later continued trucking in Kentucky.
Sherm developed dementia and had to leave his career behind a few years ago. It was exceedingly difficult for him to retire so early. We were able to enjoy his company for a while longer and still hear his dry wit and laughter. He will be immeasurably missed.
Sherm is survived by a daughter, Arie, whom he treasured. He was a wonderful stepdad to Sarah, Brittany, and Max. He also leaves behind his siblings Shirlee, Suzy (Brad), Stephanie (Darrell), Scott (Kayla), and Stephen (Jill), as well as a boatload of nieces and nephews whom he adored.
We will miss you dearly Sherm, and we love you so much!!!!
Graveside services will be held in March at the Smithfield Cemetery due to the family being spread all over.