Palmer Morgan Kirkpatrick, Sr. ’34

Palmer Morgan Kirkpatrick, Sr. ’34 of Florence, S.C., died November 18, 2006, at the Presbyterian Home of South Carolina in Florence. In 1951, he graduated from George Peabody College for Teachers with a master of arts degree in elementary education. He taught in the public schools of Durham, N.C., and Laurel Hill, N.C., and was an administrator in the South Carolina schools of Leesville, Walterboro, Great Falls, Hartsville, Sumter, Brookland-Cayce and Belton-Honea Path. He served a year as president of the S.C. Association of Elementary School Principals and a year as president of the S.C. Association for Supervisors and Curriculum Development. He served in the U.S. Army Air Force for three years in the United States and Europe during World War II as a meteorologist. He attained the rank of first lieutenant and later served for two years as an officer of the S.C. National Guard. He was a member and Sunday school teacher of First Presbyterian Church in Florence. He served as elder in several Presbyterian churches in South Carolina during a period of forty years. He was a member of the Florence Golden K Kiwanis Club and a life member of the National Education Association. Survivors include his wife, Edna Fishburne Kirkpatrick, 2350 W. Lucas St., Unit 18, Florence, S.C. 29501-1236; four sons, Julian P. Kirkpatrick of Manassas, Va., Palmer M. Kirkpatrick Jr. ’66 of Florence, Hugh G. Kirkpatrick of Greenville and Alan F. Kirkpatrick of Westminster, Md.; a daughter, Mrs. Jill Kirkpatrick (Bob) Bailey of Greenwood; two brothers, J. Mills Kirkpatrick of Black Mountain, N.C., and the Rev. C.E. Kirkpatrick of High Point, N.C.; a sister, Mrs. D.W. (Helen) Middleton of Laurinburg, N.C.; and twelve grandchildren.