A native of Cassety, WV, he was the son of the late Lewis and Nola Alice Zirkle. In addition to his parents he is also preceded in death by his wife, Pauline Marie Zirkle.
He was a retired coalminer and a decorate US Army veteran having served in WWII.
He is survived by his daughter, two grandchildren, one great-grandson and a sister.
Graveside services with military honors will be conducted Friday, August 3, 2011 at Little Arlington Cenetery in Elkins, WV.
The family suggests that donations be made to Hospice of the Highland Rim, 110 E. Lauderdale St. , Tullahoma, TN 37388.
Tullahoma Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.