Noah Van Kirk, Sr., formerly of Buchanan

Published 8:53 am Monday, October 19, 2015

April 18, 1937 — Oct. 8, 2015

Noah Van Kirk, Sr., 78, formerly of Buchanan, passed away at his residence surrounded by family and friends in Nolanville, Texas.

Noah Van Kirk

Noah Van Kirk

“Popeye” was a former mayor, council member and city judge. He was also a business owner for many years.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 54 years; two brothers, Walter and Gene Van Kirk of Niles; two sisters, Mary of Niles, Michigan and Bessie of California.

He is survived by a brother, Jerry Van Kirk of Coldwater, Michigan; and a sister-in-law Sylvia Van Kirk of Niles, Michigan; four sons, Walter Van Kirk, of Belton, Texas, Terry Van Kirk, of Niles, Michigan, Noah Van Kirk, Jr., of Nolanville, Texas; Steven Van Kirk of Buchanan, Michigan. He has 17 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren.

He enjoyed gardening and watching birds with his best buddy Paul Neely Noah and was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend. He will be loved and missed by many.