Nathan Eugene Kirkland, 39, died Thursday, July 10, 2014 in Lyons.
He was born April 24, 1975 to Loyd and Phyllis (Johnson) Kirkland in Ulysses.
He married Bobbie Beardsley in May of 1995, to this union four children were born, Tyler, Austen, Shanna and Courtney.
He married Jami S. Taylor on March 22, 2008 in Dalhart, Texas, to this union three three children were born, Jeremiah, Darla and Elizabeth.
He enjoyed rodeo, bull riding, fishing, camping, and spending time with his family.
He was a hard worker, loved animals especially Tebow, Cupid, Diego, and Sam. He also collected John Wayne memorabilia.
Survivors include his parents; wife, Jami S. Kirkland, Lyons; sons: Tyler Kirkland, Lyons, Austen Kirkland, Dalhart, Texas, Jerimiah Kirkland, Dalhart, Texas, Taelor Pister, Ulysses, and Dustin Pister, Ulysses; daughters: Shanna Kirkland, Dalhart, Texas, Courtney Kirkland, Lyons, Elizabeth Kirkland, Lyons, Darla Kirkland, Lyons, and Hailey Pister, Ulysses; brother, James Kirkland, Dalhart, Texas; sisters; Crystal Scrivner, Purcell, Okla. and Lorene Hart, Dalhart, Texas; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
He is preceded in death by son, Ryan Kirkland; and his grandparents.
• Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Monday, July 14, 2014 at the First United Methodist Church in Johnson with the Reverend Brenda Davids presiding.
Burial will follow at the Stanton County Cemetery in Johnson.
Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, July 13, 2014 at Garnand Funeral Home in Johnson.
Memorials are suggested to the Kirkland Children’s Fund in care of Garnand Funeral Home, PO Box 715, Johnson, Kansas 67855.