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    Hello everyone. I just wanted to let you know that my adopted dad, Orval Kirk, has lost his battle with cancer. I received a phone call this morning and was told that he passed from this life at about 4:00AM. My husband and I were with the family until midnight last night, at the hospital.

    Orval was a great man, father, grandfather, friend and a well known emcee. Loved by many throughout Oklahoma, known by many on the pow-wow circuit, and throughout Kickapoo country. Please keep the family and loved ones in prayer as we help the family get Orval home.

    We don't have all the details as of this hour, but I will post them as they become available. I do know that there will be services at the Friend Center Church in Mcloud. I am just not sure of the times and dates.

  • #2
    The Great Orvil Kirk
    Is how we will always remember him, I am thankful we got to dance with him one more time a few weeks ago we knew that he was ailing and our hope that he would be with us forever!

    I will always have fond memories of him and will miss him at the Mic. A great MC has passed from this Earth...

    Our prayers and condolences will go out to the family...
    ᎠᏂᎩᏚᏩᎩ - Anigiduwagi
    Till I Die!


    • #3
      My thoughts and prayers go out to his family.

      I've always enjoyed the pow wows that he MC'd.

      Here's a bit of info. that I received through email.

      "His body will be taken to Walker funeral home in Shawnee, Oklahoma. . ( 405. 273.4700)

      Funeral services will be at Kickapoo Friends Center in McLoud, Oklahoma at 2: 00pm, Thursday. Services will be conducted by Marvin Thurman (Sac and Fox) and Brad Wood. Burial will be at the family cemetery N.E. of McLoud."
      Last edited by ac_miss; 10-08-2008, 10:34 AM.
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      • #4
        I am sorry for you loss and the loss of a great person in the community.
        Don't compromise yourself. It's all you've got.

        Janis Joplin


        • #5
          I'm so sorry to hear this. Orville was a good and very kind man. My prayers go out to the family. He was one of my favorite MC's and he will be greatly missed.

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          • #6
            I was just getting ready to post the funeral arrangements, but see that ACmiss has already done so.

            Thanks for posting and thank you all for the prayers.


            • #7
              Prayers going out for the family and for all who knew and loved this man. Sorry to hear this sad news...


              • #8
                My deepest condolences to Mr Kirk's family...

                I remember fun times at pws in OK, where Mr. Kirk was the MC. He voice and presence will be greatly missed.


                • #9
                  Good Man

                  Enjoyed listening to him Announce throughout the years....Knowledgable, good sense of humor....Singing in OK at an early age he emceed and made us feel good...

                  Another great one.....
                  "She also has a very soft skin. The only trouble with snake women is they copulate with horses, which makes them strange to me. She say's she doesn't. That's why I call her "Doesn't Like Horses". But, of course, she's lying."


                  • #10
                    Another heart breaker. My condolences to Orval's family and loved ones. The Kickapoo Tribe and the Oklahoma N'dn community has lost a another legend.


                    • #11
                      Marjorie and Kim! I'm so sorry to hear about your loss! I heard yesterday and I thought of you guys.

                      My family sends our prayers and thoughts with Orval's family during this time.

                      Orval was a good guy.
                      He was there when me and my sister decided to dance more regularly (as opposed to the couple times a summer). I was princess for the Kickapoo Pow-wow Committee and he helped us out during that time. Since that time, every time we seen him, he was always smiling and happy to see us.
                      Last edited by superndngyrl; 10-08-2008, 02:27 PM.
                      The only time its too late to start dancing is when you're dead.


                      • #12
                        I thought a lot of Orval. He always said good things when he emceed and also when he spoke for giveaways.

                        Because of his special talents, I recommended Orval to be the emcee at the National Indian Education Association (NIEA) Powwow in Anchorage, Alaska awhile back. While in Alaska, we rode a small plane to the village of Tyonek for a potlatch for a well known Athabascan storyteller named Shem Pete. We had some humorous stories to tell about that particular trip.

                        I had the pleasure of co-emceeing with Orval at the Seminole powwow in Oklahoma. I felt proud that I could sit next to a man who I considered a mentor.

                        RIP my friend. I am honored to have known you.
                        Powwows will continue to evolve in many directions. It is inevitable.


                        • #13
                          I'm very very sorry to hear of Orville's passing~~~ he was a good person and an awesome mc. He will be greatly missed and never forgotten. I send my prayers to the Kirk family.


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