Paul E. Kirk

Paul E. Kirk, 91, Shawnee, died July 6th, 2020 at Brookdale Assisted Living, Rosehill. 

Paul was an honorable veteran of the US Army, received the Korean service ribbon, the army of occupation medal in Japan, and good conduct medal.  He had the spirit of an entrepreneur owning two auto repair shops with his wife, Jean Kirk from the 1950’s to the 1990’s.  Paul was the kind of man who would repair a vehicle for a customer and then not charge them if he knew it was more than they could afford.  He later passed down his family business in retirement.  He enjoyed making beautiful Christmas trees and wooden crucifixes, spending many hours in his work area crafting for his loved ones.  Paul had an ornery sense of humor and a heart of gold that will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him.

Paul is survived by daughter, Sandy Watts and her husband Roy Watts, daughter, Debbie Calegari and her husband Randy Calegari, son, Donald Kirk and his wife Carrie Kirk, five grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. 


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Posted in Kansas City Obituaries, Obituaries | on Thursday, Jul. 9th 2020 | 6 Comments »

6 Comments on “Paul E. Kirk”

  1. Jan Says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Your father was truly a good man and I know your sorrow is great. God be with you.

  2. Dwane Wills, Overland Park, Ks Says:

    Condolences to the families of Paul Kirk. I was one of Paul’s customers in the 70’s when I worked for Anchor Savings in Shawnee.

  3. Barbara Fowler Says:

    My condolences to the family of Paul. I met him when working at Gold Bank. He fast became one of my favorites. I enjoyed going down and sitting in his little office sharing stories. I remember his kind way and his love of family. May he Rest In Peace.

  4. Jan Alley Says:

    I’m so sorry to hear about Paul’s passing, We enjoyed knowing him and spending time with him while Donnie and Dave were growing up. We have a lot of fun memories. He was truly a great man fun and kind. Our prayers are with you.
    Jan & Gene Alley

  5. Bill and Judy Sinderson Says:

    Paul was a great friend and we shared many happy times together. He will be missed by his many friends. Our condolences to the family. Paul and Randy took care of our cars, and Donnie helped us remodel our home.

  6. Bob Badgley Says:

    Betty & I lived next door from Paul and Jean in 1982-83. They were super neighbors. We immediately became customers of Paul’s for auto repair and continued with Debbie& Randy Calegari after the business was passed on to them. It was a privilege to know Paul. He was so thoughtful of others. Please accept my sincere sympathy at the loss of such a fine person. I hope his memories will be a great comfort to all of his family. Betty & I relocated to Fort Collins, CO in 2015 and Betty died last August. She was the same age of Paul – 91.

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