Graveside services for Archie A. Kirkham, 89, of Southard, OK will be held at 2:00 P.M., Friday, April 25, 2008 at Fountain Cemetery with Reverend Leslie “Pete” Peterman of the New Life Assembly of God Church, Hitchcock, OK and Alvin Dale Rauh, Jr. officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Haigler-Pierce Funeral Home, Canton, OK.
Archie was born July 28, 1918 at Cantonment, OK to Cyrus David and Katie (Wooldridge) Kirkham. He passed from this life on Sunday, April 20, 2008 at Fairview, OK.
He enjoyed fishing and traveling. Archie worked at the Canton Bakery with Fat Blood, and also worked at the U.S. Gypsum plant at Southard for 40 years. He was a member of the American Legion, and served our country in the U.S. Army during World War II.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Leona, infant son Donald Luis Kirkham, one grandson Jeremy Kirkham, three brothers, Gene, Jesse, and Luis Kirkham; four sisters, Lois, Mary, Jennie, and Alta; son-in-law Alvin Rauh; Survivors include one daughter, Mary Lee Rauh of Hitchcock, OK; three sons, Cyrus Dwayne Kirkham of Lake Isabella, CA, Edward Archie Kirkham of Edmond, OK, and Allison Leroy Kirkham of Oklahoma City, OK; two brothers, Everett Kirkham of Checotah, OK and Gary Cloke of Meeker, OK; ten grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews and extended family.
Memorials may be made to the Fairview Fellowship Home or the American Legion through the funeral home at Haigler-Pierce Funeral Home, P.O. Box 36, Canton, OK 73724. Condolences may be made online at Haigler-Pierce Funeral Home.
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