Funeral services for Kirk C. Burnside age 39 if Enid will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2005 at the Enid Mennonite Brethren Church with Rev. Garvie Schmidt officiating. Burial will follow in the Enid Mennonite Brethren Cemetery under the direction of Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Kirk was born Nov. 26, 1966 at Buffalo, Okla. to James and Shirley Quakenbush Burnside and went to be with the Lord on Friday, Dec. 2, 2005 in Integris Baptist Hospital after a courageous battle with cancer.

Kirk attended Buffalo Schools from kindergarten through the fourth grade. His fifth through eight grades were at Texhoma Middle School in Texhoma, Texas. The family moved back to Buffalo at midterm of his ninth grade. Kirk graduated from Buffalo High School in 1985 and he was active in the FFA and sports. Kirk attended and graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 1989 with a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in Management. He joined the Navy ROTC. Upon graduation from college in 1990, he was commissioned an Ensign in the United States Navy and served active duty for 2 years. He was Officer and Headquarters Company commander of the Navil Mobile Construction Battalion Seventeen (the “Seabees”), headquartered in Colorado Springs, CO.

Kirk is a fourth generation banker, working summers and holidays all the way through college. Once he completed his active duty service, he was employed as a financial examiner for the State of Kansas Banking Department from 1992 to 1996 living in Dodge City and Garden City. In 1996 he accepted a position with the First National Bank of Liberal, Kan. as an agriculture loan officer for four years. Then he was promoted to Vice President and credit administrator for one year, before accepting a position as Branch President of Citizens National Bank of Childress, Texas from April 2001 until October 2002. He moved to Enid and became Vice President and North Enid Branch Manager for the Bank of Kremlin.

On June 15, 1996, he married Tisha Mussman Jones and was so proud of Austin and Dillon his new stepsons. On April 7, 2000 they added Zachary Lane Burnside.

Kirk along with his brother learned to ride horses and work cattle with their dad. They also hunted and loved to play golf. Kirk was an avid OU fan and loved watching the games with his boys. He also enjoyed the friendly family rivalries between the OSU and K-State fans in his family.

Kirk was a member of the Enid Mennonite Brethren Church. Kirk looked forward to attending church and his children’s school activities. He loved woodworking and remodeling and included his boys in all of Tisha’s Honey Do projects. His sons called him the “Fix it” man.

He cherished time spent with his in laws at family reunions, holidays, and special camping trips.

He was a beloved son-in-law, brother-in-law, and uncle.

Kirk is survived by his wife Tisha of the home, three sons Austin Taylor Jones, Dillon Parker Jones, and Zachary Lane Burnside of the home, his parents Jim and Shirley Burnside of Buffalo, Okla., his brother Keith and his wife Cindy Burnside and their son Cole of Hesston, Kan. and numerous other family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his sister Teresa in September 2004 and his grandparents.

Memorials may be made to Burnside/Jones Educational Fund with Laduau-Evans Funeral Home, Box 3501 Enid, OK 73702 serving as custodian of the fund.

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