Gary W. Kirkendall was born on December 5, 1950 to Beverly Jean and Donald Kirkendall in Perry, IA.
He grew up in Southern Iowa and went to school at Chariton High School. He served in the Army from 1970 to 1972.
Gary worked factory jobs mostly, he had a career at Winpower Manufacturing and Maytag Company in Newton. On his downtime, he enjoyed hunting and fishing. He liked all things cars from NASCAR to NHRA drag racing and going to car shows to look around.
He loved animals and had several cherished cats over the years.
Gary is survived by his wife Vicky, sons Kevin and Jamie, sisters Kathy Schwab of Colfax, IA and Diane Austin of Winnemucca, NV and many nieces and nephews.
There will be a visitation on Thursday, February 9th at Merle Hay Chapel from 5:00-7:00PM to honor Gary’s life. In lieu of flowers, please donate to your local animal shelter.