He was a member of First Baptist Church. He was owner of Steve Kirkpatrick Design. He was a graduate of Bradley Central High School, class of 1970. In 1974, he graduated from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville with a bachelor of science degree in psychology. He went on to graduate from Cybic Design School in New York in 1980. He was a master designer of clothing and apparel.
He was an accomplished pianist and organist and had a great love for music and animals. He enjoyed fishing and being with his family.
He was preceded in death by his father, John V. Kirkpatrick; and brother Tommy Kirkpatrick. He passed away at the same time with his brother Jeff Kirkpatrick.
He is survived by his wife of 17 years and the love of his life, Terrie Littrell Kirkpatrick; mother, Pauline Dixon Kirkpatrick; sons: Christopher Kirkpatrick and Chad Kirkpatrick and wife, Jennifer Howard Kirkpatrick; daughters: Amy Kirkpatrick Houser and husband, Andy, and Tiffany Wilkerson Ashworth and husband, Jacob; a granddaughter, Caitlyn Kirkpatrick; sisters, Kim Calfee and husband, Rex, and Kathy Lovelace and husband, Wallace; sisters-in-law: Cindy Kirkpatrick and Lettie Kirkpatrick Burress and husband, Phil; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, June 29, 2012, at the old First Baptist Church on Church Street with Pastor Judson Kirkpatrick and Dr. Allan Lockerman officiating.
Interment will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 30, 2012, in Lebanon Baptist Church Cemetery with Dale Miller, David Patton, Ron Weaver, Ronnie Whaley, Edwin Curtis, Zane Kirkpatrick, Ryan Lovelace, Corey Lovelace, Adam Kirkpatrick, Logan Kirkpatrick, Eddie Campbell and Rusty Burke serving as pallbearers. A white dove release ceremony will conclude the service.
The family will receive friends from 1 to 6:30 p.m. Friday at the old First Baptist Church prior to the service.
The family requests memorials be made to Ocoee Middle School Drama Department, 2250 North Ocoee St., Cleveland, TN 37311.
You are invited to send a message of condolence and view the Kirkpatrick family guest book at www.ralphbuckner.com.
Ralph Buckner Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.