07/21/07 - NNHS Newsletter - Dale Kirts

Keller Dale Kirts
(11 Sept 1947 - 16 July 2007)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   We have more sad news this morning. Dale Kirts, husband of    Phyllis Rose Price ('62) of VA, passed away in Newport News on Monday, July 16, 2007.

From the Daily Press - 07/21/07:    

          Keller Dale Kirts

  NEWPORT NEWS - Keller Dale Kirts, 59, surrounded by his loved ones, passed away Monday, July 16, 2007, at Riverside Regional Medical Center. Dale was born Sept. 11, 1947, in Christianburg, Va., and lived most of his life in Newport News. He attended Virginia Tech and was a graduate of the Newport News Shipbuilding Apprentice School. Dale married Phyllis Ann Rose Price on March 22, 1980, and she remained the light of his life and best friend through their 27 years of marriage. The joys of his life were his love of family, cars and racing and many do-it-yourself home projects. Dale was preceded in death by his father, Wallace Keller Kirts. He is survived by his wife, Phyllis; his mother, Florine Waddill Kirts of Newport News; his sisters, Carla A. Kirts of Smithfield, Rita K. Milby of Newport News and Tina M. Conner and her husband, Herbert, of Stuart, Va.; and his brother, Gary K. Kirts and his wife, Evelyn, of Smithfield. Dale was Step-father to Robin Anne Price and Granddaddy to Victoria, Jacob, Alexandra and Christian; he was Uncle Dale to Allen and Austin Milby and Catherine Conner. He also leaves behind his beloved pets, Peppy and KiKi. Dale lived life with dignity, loyalty and with a great sense of humor. He will be greatly missed by a host of other relatives and friends who knew and loved him. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, July 23, at Weymouth Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 24, at Noland Memorial United Methodist Church by the Rev. Dr. Charles K. Root and the Rev. Raymond A. Turner (Ret). Interment will follow at Peninsula Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be sent to Noland Memorial United Methodist Church, 5501 Huntington Ave., Newport News, VA 23607, or to a favorite charity. Arrangements by Weymouth Funeral Home.

Published in the Daily Press from 7/18/2007 - 7/21/2007.
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To the family of Dale Kirts,
We are truly sorry for your loss. Dale was a wonderful man and we enjoyed working with him at Newport News Public Schools. He will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Kathy McLean (Newport News, VA ) - July 18, 2007
To The Family of Mr. Kirts:

It was a pleasure to have known Mr. Kirts. We were in the bus rodeo together. He was an excellent employee here at Newport News Public Schools Transportation Department. You all have our deepest sympathy. May God continue to give you the strength to go through this trying time.

Monica (Transportation Dispatcher)
Monica Boone (Newport News, VA) - July 18, 2007
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To the family of this wonderful man,
He was an absolute pleasure to work with at Transportation. We all wish we had many more like him. He was always kind and never had a harsh word to say. Our thoughts are with the family during this difficult time.
Sharon Moore (Newport News, VA) - July 19, 2007
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
Melinda Jackson-Briggs (Conover) - July 20, 2007
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To Dale’s Family

I was so saddened to hear of Dale’s passing, but comforted to know that he was with those he loved at that time. Dale was a genuinely good person, loyal to Family and friends and I am glad to have known him and his Family. My deepest sympathy is with all of his Family and friends. May God Bless you all and guide you and comfort you though this difficult time.

Sherry Williams
Sherry Williams (Madison) - July 20, 2007
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As an insurance adjuster, it was always a pleasure to work with Dale. He was honest and upfront, and many times he was the calmest man in the building.
God bless you

Dan Reese
Dan Reese (Williamsburg, VA) - July 20, 2007
I am so sorry to hear of Dale's passing. I spent some time working with Dale at Suttle. An oak nameplate that says "Allstate" he made just for the heck of it is sitting next to me now.

He was a good man and a real gentleman.

He will be missed.
Patty Lawrence (Newport News, VA) - July 20, 2007
Phyllis and Family,
What can we say, Dale was and continues to be in our hearts. Time has passed so fast but we have fond memories that last a life time. Charles and I are thinking of you and the family.
Love to all,
Charles and Mable Berry
Charles and Mable Berry (Grandy, NC) - July 20, 2007
Phyllis, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. You had many happy years together. You are in my prayers.
Linda L. Lane NNHS 64 (Williamsburg, VA) - July 21, 2007
Aunt Phyllis & Family,
Wishing you comfort in the beautiful memories of the one who meant so much to you.
Our Deepest Sympathy
Susan & Martin Smith (Las Vegas, NV)
Susan Lynne Carroll-Smith (Las Vegas, NV) - July 21, 2007
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The NNHS Class of 1962 sends their sympathy to Phyllis and her family. Phyllis was in our class at NNHS and is always thought about. Just wanted her to know that her high school classmates extend our thoughts and prayers to her at this sad time in her family's lives.
Brenda Williams (Amos) (Newport News, VA) - July 22, 2007
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I am so sorry for your loss. I know you will cherish the wonderful memories you have of Dale and your time together. God has taken him to his peace.
Arlene Anderson (Smithfield, VA) - July 23, 2007
My uncle Dale was a good man. He always enjoyed making pinewood derby cars with me and I (miss) him. I am sorry for my aunts, uncles, cousins and grandmother's loss. I loved him and he loved me.
Allen Milby (Newport News, VA) - July 25, 2007
Aunt Phyllis: May God's loving arms hold you close during this time of sorrow. You are in my prayers. Cheryl
Cheryl Boyd (Henderson, NV) - July 26, 2007
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Dear Phyllis and Family,
I was out of town and just heard of your loss. My deepest sympathy to the entire Kirts family on the untimely loss of this extraordinary man. How fortunate he was to be so loved by all of you, and how fortunate you were to have had him in your lives, if far too briefly. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
George E. Cook Jr. and Family
George Cook (Newport News, VA) - July 26, 2007

   Our sincerest sympathies are extended to Phyllis and her family and all their many friends.

  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol


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Servant of God, Well Done!

Words by Charles Wesley (28 Dec 1707 - 29 Mar 1788)
Music by George J. Elvey (27 Mar 1816 - 9 Dec 1893)

(The Methodist Hymnal, 1966, #288)

Wesley wrote this hymn in 1770 on the occasion of the death of clergyman George White.
Elvey's tune, "Diademata", has been set to several other hymns, notably "Crown Him with Many Thorns" and "Soldiers of Christ, Arise".

 Servant of God, well done!
Thy glorious warfare’s past;
The battle’s fought, the race is won,
And thou art crowned at last.

With saints enthroned on high,
Thou dost thy Lord proclaim,
And still to God salvation cry,
Salvation to the Lamb!

O happy, happy soul!
In ecstasies of praise,
Long as eternal ages roll,
Thou seest Thy Savior’s face.

Redeemed from earth and pain,
Ah! when shall we ascend,
And all in Jesus’ presence reign
With our translated friend?

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