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Kirk Edwin Thomas

October 4, 1965 October 27, 2021
Kirk Edwin Thomas
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Obituary for Kirk Edwin Thomas

Kirk was born to Elanore Jaydene Thomas on October 4, 1965 They lived in Union lake MI, He filled her heart with Joy in a very special way. You see, Kirk was a miracle because he was born with a lot of health issues. God cradled him every day through his journey of life. Kirk loved Oscar the Grouch from Sesame street. One time, his mom made him a garbage can just like Oscar's so he could sit in it and he was featured in the Oakland Press. He also ran a race in the Special Olympics and played baseball on a "winning team" as he would say. He graduated from Walled lake Central High School, we were all SO proud of him. He even passed drivers ed! He wrecked a car or two, all though grandma swears he was the best driver. Kirk later moved to St Helen where he made lifelong friends and joined a bowling team with his sister Linda, his sister Cheryl was his favorite, as long as Linda wasn't around to hear him say so. He got a trophy for horseback riding, something he was so afraid to do because he was afraid of heights. He was determined to ride a horse that was 16 hands high, if you don't know horses, that's tall. Kirk overcame many obstacles.

He was happy, kind and he knew his music too! Growing up we dressed as Captain and Tennille, yep our very own talent show performed by Kirk, Tim, Jim and myself.

Kirk loved to sing karaoke. He thought he was a Rock Star! and he collected diecast Hot Rods. He attended Faith alive Church where he dedicated much of his time, He also loved to fish, the one time he went, he got a hook in his head on the first cast! You could hear him scream a mile away, "Get the worm off my head!" According to him the hook didn't hurt, it was the worm he was afraid of. He was a great uncle, and a great great uncle. He would say, "I wonder what that baby will call me?" we always replied, Uncle Turkey. Kirk was able to live in his own apartment for about 4 years. He was so happy to be independent. As he got sicker with CHF he wanted to spend as much time with family as he could. He looked forward to our monthly visits. That soon turned into a weekly overnight visit. We spent time touring the town with the kids taking walks going out to eat. He pointed out places he liked about being up north. Kirk was well known he will be missed sorely.
He was a wonderful man, I'm very proud to say Kirk Edwin Thomas was my Uncle.


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