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James "Sandy" Kirkland, 75, Vidor

James “Sandy” H. Kirkland III, a cherished member of the Vidor community, passed away peacefully on Monday, April 8, 2024, at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont. He was 75-years-old. Affectionately known as “Sandy” he was a longtime resident of Vidor, where he touched the lives of many through his kindness and generosity. Sandy dedicated many years of his life to Local 587, from which he retired. Throughout his life, Sandy found joy in traveling and capturing the beauty of the world through his camera lens. Sandy had a giving spirit and took pleasure in brightening the lives of others through the thoughtful gifts he bestowed upon them. Sandy will be deeply missed by his children, Michelle Mooney and her husband Lane, Keith Kirkland and Kevin Kirkland Sr., He will also be fondly remembered by his eight grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren and his girlfriend Brenda Burton and her grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his wife Linda Kirkland, son James H. Kirkland IV, granddaughter Kristen Kirkland and brother Terry “Dusty” Kirkland. Sandy Kirkland will be remembered for his warmth, generosity and the love he shared with all who knew him. May his memory be a source of comfort and inspiration to those who mourn his loss.


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