1931 — 2021
Jorene Kirkland (Billie Jo Taylor) was born April 15, 1931 in Lubbock Texas. She died February 10, 2021 in Phoenix, Arizona at the age of 89. Jorene was preceded in death by three brothers and three sisters, her husband, J.D. Kirkland in 1990, and her son, Jimmy R. Kirkland in 2018. She is survived by her eldest son, Davey J. Kirkland and his wife Carla of Cedar Creek, TX and her youngest son, Freddy D. Kirkland and his wife Karen of Phoenix, AZ. She has six grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren. Jorene was raised in Whitharral, TX, a farming community, the daughter of J.C. and Stella Taylor. She graduated from Amarillo College and then West Texas State University, Class of...