Fones, Kirk Russell
Birth: Thursday, October 10, 1946
Residence: Hollywood, Maryland
Death: Thursday, December 03, 2015 at the age of 69
Laid to Rest: Monday, December 07, 2015 in the Joy Chapel Cemetery, Hollywood, Maryland
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Kirk R. Fones, 69, of Hollywood, MD passed away on December 3, 2015 surrounded by his wife, daughters, grandchildren, and sisters. Born on October 10, 1946 he was the son of the late Margaret Brawley, and William Fones.
Kirk was the loving husband of Mary A. Fones, whom he married on July 17, 1965 in St. John's Catholic Church Hollywood, MD. Kirk is survived by his children: Michelle (Ricky) Kohut, of Waldorf, MD, Karen (Stevie) Mistretta, Maggie (Greg) Redman both of Hollywood, MD, 11 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Siblings; Jug (Mary) Brawley of Tulsa, OK, Nancy (Dan) Ford, and Dorothy (Danny) Vallandingham both of Hollywood, MD. He was preceded in death by his brother Steven Fones.
Kirk graduated from Leonardtown High School in 1964; he was a lifelong St. Mary's County, MD resident, and he was a waterman. He was a member of the Moose Lodge and enjoyed his weekly card games with the boys. He worked with his hands building birdhouses, and playhouses for his grandchildren. Kirk loved water skiing, snow skiing, crabbing, oystering and the water. Kirk loved his boat the "Mama Dot", his family, and was the greatest Pop. Kirk and Mary celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary this year.
Kirk lost his courageous battle with cancer, his granddaughters Taylor and Sarah were their Pops primary caregiver for his last days.
The family will receive friends on Sunday, December 6, 2015 from 2:00 PM 5:00 PM with prayers recited at 3:00 PM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, Leonardtown, MD. A Funeral Service will be held on Monday, December 7, 2015 at 10:00 AM in St. John's Catholic Church Hollywood, MD with Father Ray Schmidt officiating and Rev. Sheldon Reese co-officiating. Interment will follow in Joy Chapel Cemetery, Hollywood, MD.
Pallbearers will be; Michael Emory, Kirk Prinsen, Kyle Vallandingham, Steven Potts, Daniel Vallandingham, and Mickey Emory. Honorary Pallbearers will be: Donald Hill, Freddy Clark, Ed Ski, Gary Garner and Barry Mattingly. Contributions may be made to the Hollywood Methodist Church 24422 Mervell Dean Rd., Hollywood, MD 20636, and/or St. John's Catholic Church 43950 St. John's Road Hollywood, MD 20636. Arrangements provided by Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home.