Nancy Early Kirk

nancy kirk

June 14, 1932 ~ December 4, 2017

Born in: Boston, MA
Resided in: Roswell, Ga

Nancy M. (Early) Kirk, of St. George Village in Roswell, Georgia, passed away peacefully on Monday, December 4, 2017. Nancy was born on June 14, 1932, in Boston, Massachusetts. She graduated from Boston Teacher’s College and was assigned as a Department of Defense School Teacher at Yokota Air Base, Japan. Nancy met the love of her life, William (Bill) L. Kirk, in 1955 at Yokota. They were married on April 1, 1956. Together they raised a family, traveled the world, established lifelong friends, and were passionate about serving their country. She loved the beach, so, after Bill’s 38 years in the Air Force, they retired to Niceville, Florida. Both were devoted to serving the Eglin Air Force Base Community, Okaloosa County military support organizations, and Christ Our Redeemer Catholic Church. For 20 years, they worked tirelessly for the Eglin Chapter Air Force Association Golf Tournament and gifted over 200 ROTC high school students’ with college scholarships and financial awards for academic achievement. Nancy (Nana) loved her family, walking on the beach, and spending time with friends. Nancy is survived by her daughter, Karen Bennett (Phil) of Marietta, GA; son, Stephen of Baton Rouge, LA; and son Kenneth (Roberta) of Louisville, KY; three grandchildren Jason, Kevin, and Sarah; and predeceased by husband, William, and son, William Jr. (Les). A Memorial Mass will be held Friday, December 8, 2017, at 10:30AM at St Peter Chanel Catholic Church,11330 Woodstock Road, Roswell, GA 30075. A reception will follow in the Activity Room at St. George Village (11350 Woodstock Road) at 11:45AM. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Nancy Kirk’s name to Fisher House of the Emerald Coast, 350 Boatner Rd, Eglin AFB, FL 32542, You may go online to offer condolences to the family and sign the guestbook at

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  1. Mary Ann Bell says:

    My deepest sympathy to the Family of Nancy. She was a dear friend of my Cousin Mary Ellen Nabors and
    that’s how I met her and became friends with her. She was a lovely lady, always doing for others. She will
    be missed by all who knew her. Mary Ann Bell

  2. Col Joe Panza, USAF (Ret) says:

    God Bless General Kirk and Nancy, together again. Two of my favorite people in the world; loved by so many.

  3. Joan Brown Dellefield says:

    Nancy’s smile lit up every room she entered; her friendship warmed every heart. She was as strong & courageous a warrior as I’ve ever known. Now she’s lighting up Heaven, smiling into her own Warrior’s eyes while they both hold onto Les.

  4. Suzanne says:

    So sorry for the loss of your Mom Karen. She was surely a wonderful woman and will be dearly missed. Prayers of comfort for you and your family.

  5. Gary and Shelley North says:

    Karen, Steve, Ken and Family,
    Shelley and I are so very sorry and sad to say goodbye to your mom…she indeed did light up every room and loved every person she met. She and you Dad are very special people that touched so many, in so many ways. They both made us all better people and will always be remembered by so many. Our prayers for you all and your families.

    Gary and Shelley North

  6. Latus and Shirley Pigott says:

    Nancy will truly be missed. Our condolences to the family.
    Latus and Shirley Pigott
    AFA and personal friends
    Ft Walton Beach, FL

  7. David Miller says:

    Special Thoughts and Prayers are being said for the family of Mrs. Kirk today. Both Mrs. Kirk and The General have been special friends to my family for many years. My wife and I enjoyed many gatherings in their home. I served with both the General and Mrs. Kirk on numerous events, especially over 25 years on the AFA Golf Committee. They were both so gracious and kind and both had such a caring heart for others. They will both be surely missed, but always remembered! God Bless General and Mrs. Kirk

  8. Beverly Moore says:

    Nancy will forever be in my heart along with Bill. No dearer friends could Joe and I have had. Nancy was the sister I never had. I loved her dearly. I cherish every memory we shared since 1960.
    My love, thoughts and prayers are for her family at this difficult time losing their parents and grandparents this year. God be with you and bless you all.
    With my heartfelt love,

  9. Joyce Savage says:

    May God Bless General and Mrs. Kirk. I will always fondly remember my time with them in Germany and loved them both dearly. While I am deeply saddened to now lose Mrs. Kirk, I am glad she is again with her beloved husband. I will greatly miss them both.

  10. David & Joan Brown Dellefield says:

    Karen, Steve and Ken, We’re lghting this candle to symbolize the brilliant legacy both “Sir” and Nancy have left behind in you and your beautiful, strong family, as well as everyone they touched along their journey.

  11. Neil L Eddins says:

    We love Nancy and Bill. They were dear friends and great human beings. Neil and June Eddins.

  12. Susan says:

    Much love and prayers being sent to the family during this difficult time. Nancy was truly the most caring, generous lady devoted to her family and her enormous Air Force family. She will be missed. God bless! Susan

  13. Roger & Shonnie Carleton says:

    Karen, Steve, Ken and family —I echo many of the comments already posted. General Kirk and Nancy were two of the finest people I have had the pleasure of knowing and serving with in the Air Force. Their passing leaves a void in all our lives. May God bless them and the entire Kirk family.

  14. Eddie & Jeannette McAllister says:

    Karen, Steve, Ken & Family,
    Nancy did indeed have an infectious smile and gentle nature that radiated to everyone in the room. Her love and dedication to the General was rock solid, but clearly extended to the entire AF family. She is missed here on earth, but we take comfort in the thought that she, Bill and Les are reunited with our creator.
    I was running past the house on Troon Dr in Niceville last Saturday and said a quick prayer for Nancy. I was actually planning to send her a Christmas card to let her know we were thinking of her. Sorry I missed that chance.
    She is loved by so many here in Florida and frankly across the entire country. Our lives have been enriched by both your parents and we are better for it.
    May God comfort and bless you and your extended family during this difficult time.

  15. Jim & Barbara Hedgpeth says:

    Karen, Steve, Ken and Family,
    Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family as we know your Mom will be truly missed. She was a very special lady and loved by all. Your Mom and Dad were good people that impacted lots of lives and will always be remembered. God grant you and your family comfort during this difficult time.

  16. Steve, Henrietta and Hank Polk says:

    Karen, Steve, Ken and family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Your parents were very special people who had a profound influence on everyone they served with. They made our lives better and they’ll always be missed. Love to you all and Godspeed,
    Steve, Henrietta and Hank

  17. Vickie Jones says:

    It was always a pleasure to be in Nancy’s presence. She was always so kind and sincere. She will be missed.

  18. Willie and Donna Studer says:

    Nancy was a dear friend. Her bright smile brought light to the room and her spirit was strong even in the tough times. I will miss our little talks.
    We send the family love and encouragement as you learn to go on without her. The cancer and pain of treatment is over and she once again is at peace.

  19. Dolores Ryan & Kevin Hainsworth says:

    So sad to hear the news but I am sure Nancy & Bill are together again. It was a joy to know both of them & I know Don will be greeting them in Heaven.

    We will light a Memorial candle at mass this Sunday.

    Dolores Ryan & Kevin Hainsworth

  20. John Anderson says:

    Condolences to the Holloman Kirks from the Holloman Andersons, Andy, Mike, Mark, Melissa, Mary, Monica and Matt. What fond memories we have of our time togerther in the high desert at Alamogordo. Your parents were special.


  21. Merrick Green says:

    Sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family during this time of loss.

  22. Esther H. Bingaman says:

    Deepest sympathy – a friend from BW Yoga Class -Niceville, Fl.

  23. Corrin Harrington says:

    I pray that the Lord has mercy on Mrs. Kirk’s soul and consoles her family.

  24. Robert & Nancy Lawrence says:

    We are so very sorry to learn of the death of your beloved mother. May the Peace of Christ be with you in this time of sorrow. You are in our prayers.
    Robert and Nancy Lawrence
    Slidell, LA

  25. Betty Otto says:

    Your precious Mom will be missed by many here at Christ Our Redeemer Parish, Niceville, FL.
    Many prayers are being said for you as you deal with her loss. May you find consolation in knowing she rests in peace.

  26. kanwal k raheja says:

    My deepest sympathies for the family and we pray for peace for Nancy and all her loved ones.

  27. Janice Jean says:

    Sorry for you loss–Nancy will be missed by so many. Nancy enjoyed playing golf and was in our Nine-Hole golf group which is how I met her. Thoughts and prayers—Janice

  28. David and Shirley Andrews says:

    A beautiful lady, inside and out, and an inspiration for military families

  29. Betty Patterson says:

    Thinking of each of you today, and being thankful for Bill and Nancy Kirk, . We are so thankful they came our way for a shot time ain our lives. Bob and Brtty Patterson. With aoll thanks for the birth of Jesus. Merry Christmas.

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