Lawrence Alexander Kirkland III, age 75, passed away on August 12th, 2021, in Carrollton, Georgia at the Oaks Nursing Home as he succumbed to a 20-year battle with Parkinson’s Disease. He was surrounded by family at his time of death.
Visitation will be Saturday, August 28th, 2021, from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home, 1724 Main St., Newberry, S.C. 29108. Funeral services and burial will be at 1:00 PM on August 28th, 2021, at Rosemont Cemetery.
Lawrence was born in St. Augustine, Fl. On November 22nd, 1945, to Lawrence Alexander Kirkland, Jr. and Elizabeth Ingram Kirkland. He attended college at Newbery College where he met his surviving spouse Jeannette Bergen Kirkland. He graduated and attended graduate school at the University of South Carolina where he obtained a master’s in early childhood education. He was a Captain in the United States Army (1968-1972) as a platoon commander at Ft. Wainwright, Alaska. Lawrence was a longtime nursing home administrator for Regency and Pruitt Health. Lawrence was a loving father and husband who loved to ride motorcycles and living life as a free spirit.
Lawrence is survived by his wife Jeannette Bergen Kirkland: Sons – Alexander Howell Kirkland, Arthur Baker Kirkland along with Arthur’s bride Mariana: Grandson – Alexander Blane Kirkland: Siblings – Douglas Ingram Kirkland, Julie Kirkland Berger, Isabella Kirkland.
The family of Lawrence Kirkland wish to extend our sincere thanks to Pruitt Health Care Hospice and Reverend Dr. Kenneth Harmon.