Warren Kirkus, of Salem Community, passed away Tuesday, June 11, 2019, at the age of 94. Mr. Kirkus was a faithful member of Salem United Methodist Church and a former board member of Salem Campground. With a hard work ethic and unrelenting drive, he successfully formed and was the owner and operator of Warren Kirkus, Builder, a residential construction company for quality-built homes. Mr. Kirkus had many hobbies which included camping, traveling to visit with family, and not surprisingly, woodworking – making specialty furniture and toys he crafted for his beloved grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Martha Elizabeth (Chambers) Kirkus; great-grandson, Jackson Kirkus; parents, Charlie Miles and Celia Kate (Miller) Kirkus; sister, Allene Treadwell; and brothers, Jack Kirkus, Carlton Kirkus, Leroy Kirkus.
Survivors include his daughter and son-in-law, Diane and Mark Buchheim of Jasper, GA; son and daughter-in-law, Randy Kirkus and Betty Covington of Berkeley Lake, GA; grandchildren, David Kirkus, Nicole Wiley, Troup Kirkus; great-grandchildren, Warren, Alexis, Miles, Abraham, Addison, Clayton, Charlie, Grant, and one soon-to-be-expected; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
A Graveside Service for Mr. Kirkus will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, June 17 at Salem United Methodist Church Cemetery, 3962 Salem Road, in Covington, with the Rev. Carol Standard officiating. Friends are invited to visit with the family, from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, June 16 at Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home, 1215 Access Road, in Covington. In lieu of flowers, the family requests for memorial donations to be made to: Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Foundation, Attention: Karen Lindsey, 2302 Parklake Drive NE, Suite 110, Atlanta, GA 30345-2898.