Bennett James Kirk


I just wanted to let you know I made it home. Everything is so pretty here, so fresh, so new. I wish that you could close your eyes so you could see it too. Please try not to be sad for me. Try to understand. God is taking care of me…I’m in the shelter of His hands. Here there is no sadness, and no sorrow, and no pain. Here there is no crying, and I’ll never hurt again. Here it is so peaceful, when all the angels sing. I really have to go now…I’ve just got to try my wings. PS…I’ll be the first face you see when you get here!

   Bennett James Kirk age 57, of Missouri Valley, Iowa passed away on Sunday, November 13, 2022 at Longview Nursing Home in Missouri Valley, Iowa. Jim was born October 16, 1965 in Missouri Valley, Iowa to Huck and Carol (Kistler) Kirk. Jim graduated from Missouri Valley High School in 1984. Jim and Lori were married from 1991-2003 and to this union Cassidy was born in 1998. He was a truck driver for over forty years for various companies. He enjoyed golfing, being with friends and family. He was on the Missouri Valley Fire Department for fifteen years and loved driving trucks. Family was everything to Jim.

Preceded in death by parents Huck and Carol Kirk; brother Fuzzy Kirk; nephew Charlie Kirk.

Survivors include daughter, Cassidy (Colton) McCorkle; granddaughter Brooklynn McCorkle; sister Barbara (Doug) Adler; Jay (Angie) Kirk; nephew Jacob Kirk (Alaina) nieces Emma and Sophie Kirk, Lori Kirk and significant other Rich Felt, many special friends, too many to name.

Visitation will be Thursday from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Hennessey Funeral Home in Missouri Valley, Iowa.

The family would like to invite everyone to a time of lunch and fellowship at the Eagles Club in Missouri Valley, Iowa following the committal service at the cemetery.

In Loving Memory Of Bennett James Kirk

Born October 16, 1965 Missouri Valley, Iowa

Entered Into Rest November 13, 2022 Missouri Valley, Iowa Funeral Service

10:00 a.m. Friday, November 18, 2022

Hennessey Funeral Home

Missouri Valley, Iowa

Officiating Pastor Jean McCartney

Music Selections

“Daddy’s Hands” “Arms of an Angel”

“Amazing Grace” “I love”

Honorary Bearers

Doug Adler Colton McCorkle

Jacob Kirk Rich Felt

Emma Kirk Sophie Kirk

Brooklynn McCorkle Tammy Clemon

Casket Bearers

Ron Jones Eric Clemon

Bud Dooley                                                            Scott Mentzer

Danny Love Scott Cox

Final Resting Place Branson Cemetery Loveland, Iowa



  • Bill and Linda Stevens Posted November 15, 2022 10:41 am

    The Kirk family is in our thoughts and prayers !! Jimmy will be dearly missed . Rest In Peace!!

  • Curtis and Cherie Dinsmore-Brown Posted November 15, 2022 5:36 pm

    Kirk Family, so sorry to hear about Jimmy. He never new a stranger and always had time to talk. Such a kind and caring soul. Hoping you find peace in the days to come. God bless.

  • Daleth Bierce Greer Posted November 15, 2022 8:32 pm

    My family had such a long history with the Kirk family. I am so sorry to all of them for the loss of this wonderful man.

  • Randy Dague Posted November 15, 2022 10:39 pm

    Jimmy will truly be missed. He was a very loving person and a one of a kind.

  • Kevin and Connie Jones Siepker Posted November 15, 2022 11:06 pm

    To Jimmy’s family – so sorry for your loss. Jimmy’s humor – wit – friendship will dearly be missed. Prayers and thoughts for you all during this time. May God wrap His loving arms around you. So sorry that we will not be able to come down.

  • Moore family Posted November 17, 2022 9:03 am

    Sorry I cannot make any of the services prayers to the family 🙏🙏🙏

  • Teresa Hall Posted November 17, 2022 3:31 pm

    In my prayers!

  • Mary Davie Posted November 17, 2022 7:20 pm

    It’s with the deepest sympathies for your loss. Jim was an enigma, he left quite a mark at our company, and I cannot say how much she truly meant because it was great. Hugs and prayers to all his family and friends and I’m sure he’s wearing a chicken hat with Elton John glasses and disco balls hanging off of them in heaven, making everybody smile like he did here on earth bless you rest in peace Jim, your friends at Flatbed Express.

  • Chris Kirchert Posted November 18, 2022 9:56 am

    So sorry I couldn’t make it he will always watch over his girls💔💔

  • Kalla Wilson Posted November 18, 2022 10:10 am

    Cassidy, Brooklynn and all Kirk family members-
    I had the honor of meeting Jimmy through family and it will always be a joy to have memories of him. Cassidy he was and will always be so damn proud of you, never forget that.
    There will be good and bad days, just remember to keep breathing and never give up.

  • Linda Gochenour Posted November 18, 2022 10:43 am

    My thoughts and prayers are with Jimmy Kirks families! RIP Jimmy!

  • Ellen Kramer Posted November 18, 2022 10:49 am

    You will be missed Jimbo! You had a such a good heart!, and was so much fun! Love you💕❤️

  • Randy & Mary Kafer Posted November 18, 2022 4:34 pm

    Captain Kirk was a great guy and friend, our sincere thoughts and prayers

  • Kellie Messer Posted November 21, 2022 3:21 pm

    My sincere condolences to the Kirk family. Jimmy was a wonderful person…such a good spirit and he will be greatly missed by many. RIP my dear friend

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