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Rusty Kirkland

August 7, 1958 ~ January 29, 2021 (age 62)


Rusty Kirkland, age 62, of Douglas, Georgia passed away on Friday, January 29, 2021 at his home. Rusty was born on August 7, 1958 in Americus, Georgia the son of the late Russell Daniel Kirkland Sr and Prue Ann Reynolds Kirkland.

Rusty worked as a sales and service representative with Fastening Solutions and was a member of Douglas First Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Peggy Kirkland of Douglas, GA; daughter, Larissa Davis (Carl) of Broxton, GA; son, Daniel Kirkland III (Sarah) of Athens, GA; six grandchildren, Kaleb Davis, Reese Taylor, Cooper Taylor, Abby Davis, Kate Kirkland, Emery Kirkland; sister, Cheryl Mathews (Vondal) of Douglas, GA; niece, Carrie Redish; nephew, Keith Mathews; sister-in-law, Paula Douglas of Broxton, GA; Loving companion, his dog “Carlos”.

The family will receive friends Sunday, January 31, 2021 from 3pm until time of service at 4pm at Sims Funeral Home.

Memorial services will be held on Sunday, January 31, 2021 at 4:00pm at Sims Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. James “Buddy” Jordon officiating. Larissa Davis and Dominic LaRiccia will give a eulogy. Musical selections will be “I Can Only Imagine”, “Amazing Grace My Chains are Gone” and “Even Thou I’m Leaving” all on CD.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to, Coffee Regional Medical Center to support the Oncology Services, C/O Walda Kight.

Memorialization is by cremation.

Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at

Sims Funeral Home, Douglas, GA is in charge of arrangements.

Due to COVID-19, Sims Funeral Home Inc. will require all guests and attendees to wear appropriate medical grade face-masks and maintain social distancing at all times while visiting our facility, and highly encouraged at our services outside of our facility.  Masks are not provided.



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January 31, 2021

3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sims Funeral Home
201 N Peterson Ave.
Douglas, Georgia 31533

Memorial Service
January 31, 2021

4:00 PM
Sims Funeral Home Chapel
201 N. Peterson Ave.
Douglas, GA 31533

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