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Bob Kirkland

Funeral services for Bob Kirkland, 80, Caulfield, Missouri, will be held at 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, November 15, 2022, in the Rose Chapel of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.


Mr. Kirkland passed away at 5:14 p.m., Thursday, November 10, 2022, at NHC HealthCare.


He was born October 26, 1942, at Dawt, Missouri, to Charles Elvis Kirkland and Chloe Walzie Watts Kirkland.  He graduated from Gainesville High School with the class of 1962.  Mr. Kirkland was a veteran, having served with the United States Army during the Vietnam War as an Army Spc. 5.  On September 30, 1988, he was married at West Plains, Missouri, to Cindy Hardcastle.  They were blessed with four children.  Mr. Kirkland was a farmer.  He was also a well driller, owning Kirkland Well Drilling and Pumps.  He enjoyed fishing, deer hunting, working with his family on the farm, and spending time with his grandkids.  Mr. Kirkland was a member of the Church of Christ.


He is survived by his wife, Cindy, of the family home; three children, Rickey Kirkland and wife, Courtney, Jasper, Missouri, Michael Kirkland and wife, Lisa, Caulfield, Missouri, and Robbie Kirkland and wife, Hannah, Republic, Missouri; three grandchildren, Bryson, Melody, and Carter; three sisters-in-law, Barbara Kirkland, Gladstone, Missouri, Mary Ruth Kirkland, West Plains, Missouri, and Joyce Kirkland, Caulfield, Missouri; one brother-in-law, Charles Hardcastle, Bull Shoals, Arkansas; and several nieces and nephews.


His parents, one son, Samuel Allen Kirkland, father- and mother-in-law, Leith and Cecil Hardcastle, five brothers, and one sister, preceded him/her in death.


Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.  Burial will be at Elijah Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Compassus or Elijah Cemetery and may be left at or mailed to Robertson-Drago Funeral Home, 211 West Main, West Plains, MO  65775. Online condolences may be expressed at