Son of Faye and Frank Burdick
Kirk was a son, brother, husband, grandson, teacher and friend.
He received his BA in Youth and Young Adult Programming from Maryville College and his MFA from Savannah College of Art and Design. Throughout his life, Kirk demonstrated his great faith in God and humanity by serving as an Elder in the PC (USA), employed in youth and camping ministry for the PC (USA), working for the National General Assembly and writing and illustrating for curriculum projects for the denomination. At the time of his death he had worked several years with mentally challenged adults at the non-profit Coastal Center for Developmental Services in Savannah.
Kirk was an artist in heart and soul and had his art displayed in the Low Country of the Savannah/Brunswick area. He loved his dog Watson who preceded him in death by just six months. He loved his wife, family, tall tales, music, comic books, playing guitar around a campfire, Civil War history, rope courses, biographies, and the astronauts of the Mercury Space program. He had a memory for detail and trivia. Very near to his death, he was happy watching the movie Ratatouille with his nieces Maddie and Lily and nephew Joe. He entertained all by mimicking the animated voices of the characters. He was thoughtful, kind and… a gift.