Dr. Gerald Ray Kirk
December 13, 1935 - August 28, 2015
Gerald Ray Kirk, went to be with the Lord Friday, August 28, 2015, after a long battle with cancer.
Gerald was born December 13, 1935 to Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Kirk of Stigler where he attended twelve years of school. His undergraduate degree was from Northeastern State University, where he met and married Madanelle Garvin. Kirk attended Tulsa University, Kansas State University, Oklahoma State University, and obtained a Ph.D. in neuroanatomy from the University of Missouri where he remained several years before coming to the newly opened College of Osteopathic Medicine of Tulsa in 1975.
Gerald retired from Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine after 25 years as a Professor of Anatomy. He was an active member of South Tulsa Baptist Church for several years, and served on the Board of Trustees for Oklahoma Baptist Homes for Children.
Gerald is survived by his wife of 57 years, Madanelle; daughter, Lisa and husband, Kevin Putt, of Oklahoma City; daughter, Tammy and husband, Dr. Robert Spencer, of Denver, Colorado; two grandchildren, Matthew Kirk Spencer and Madeline Rose Spencer also of Denver, Colorado.
Visitation is from 2-4 p.m., Sunday, August 30, at Bixby Funeral Home, 13307 S. Memorial Dr., Bixby, OK 74008. Service is 10 a.m., Monday, August 31, at South Tulsa Baptist Church, graveside will follow at 3 p.m., Antioch Cemetery, Stigler. Bixby Funerals 918-369-1700.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions are made to the Oklahoma Baptist Homes for Children, 12700 E 76th St N, Owasso, OK 74055.