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Robert J. Kirkpatrick

November 14, 1931 ~ July 20, 2020 (age 88)

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Robert J. Kirkpatrick, 88, of New Whiteland, Indiana passed away on Monday, July 20, 2020 in Franklin, Indiana.

Robert was born on November 14, 1931 in Indianapolis, Indiana to the late Wallace M. Kirkpatrick and Ethel M. (Kephart) Kirkpatrick. 

Robert attended schools in Indianapolis, Indiana and Bruce, Illinois.

Robert worked most of his life in the transportation business. He was a truck driver, mechanic, and quality control inspector.

Robert served his country in The United States Army from 1953 to 1955 and The National Guard from 1950 to 1953. He was a member of the AmericanLegion, Teamsters 916, and The Social of Greenwood.

He loved spending time on his houseboat, The Bodema 3, having a cold beer, and relaxing with his dog, Lady.

Robert was preceded in death by his parents; his loving wife, Mary Emily (Barnett) Kirkpatrick; and daughter, Kathi Sue Kirkpatrick.

Robert is survived by his sons, Jay Kirkpatrick (Monika) and their daughter, Marie-Kathleen, of Donauworth, Germany, Jeff L. Kirkpatrick and his family of Indianapolis, Indiana; his daughter, Debby Showalter (Rick) of Greenwood, Indiana and their children, Ryan of Chicago, Illinois and Jessica, of Evansville, Indiana; many loved ones and friends.

In lieu of flowers donation in Robert's honor may be made to The Social of Greenwood, 550 Polk Street, Greenwood, Indiana 46143.

Due to COVID restrictions there will be no visitation. A private family service will be held at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.

Arrangements entrusted to Jessen Funeral Homes ~ Whiteland Chapel






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