SIKESTON -- Delbert Carl Kirtley, 69, died June 17, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau.
Born June 21, 1936, in Matthews, son of the late Carl William and Fern Johnson Kirtley, he was a member of Miner Baptist Church and a veteran of the U.S. Army, stationed in Alaska. He worked as an office manager for International Shoe Company and a night supervisor for Brown Shoe Company before retiring.
On June 3, 1962, he married Latisha Hill, who survives of the home in Sikeston.
Other survivors include: two daughters and one son-in-law, Debra and Andy Vanover and Janet Kirtley all of Sikeston; one brother, Randy Johnson of Sikeston; one stepsister, Shirley Malloy of Essex; two grandchildren, A.J. Vanover and Cassie Vanover, both of Sikeston; and many nieces, nephews, family and friends.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Billy Kirtley, and one sister, Peggy Dishman.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Ponder Funeral Home, where services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Mitchell Jackson, pastor of Miner Baptist Church, will officiate.
Burial will follow in the Garden of Memories Cemetery in Sikeston.
Pallbearers will be: A.C. James Jr., Rocky Shields, Eliot Shields, Gary Shackles, Jason Shackles, Paul Hill Jr., Clay Hill, J.C. Dishman, Jerry Dishman and Carl Kirtley.