Joseph Lee Kirk was born in Savannah, on Dec. 21, 2001, the son of Willie Joe Kirk and Melissa Cheryl Hopper Moffett.
Joseph lived in Hardin County most of his life. He was a member of Souls Harbor Church in Savannah. Joseph enjoyed sports, football, playing video games and riding bicycle. Joseph was a mischievous young man.
He departed this life on Sunday, Sept. 11, in Savannah, at the age of 9 years, 8 months and 21 days.
He is survived by her mother, Melissa Cheryl Hopper Moffett and husband William of Morris Chapel; father, Willie Joe Kirk and wife Cheryl of Corinth, Miss.; two sisters, Kelsie Stricklin of Morris Chapel and Juanita Kirk of Corinth, Miss.; two brothers, Jose Kirk of Oxford, Miss. and Jayden Kirk of Corinth, Miss.; three step-brothers, Keith Thompson of Knoxville, Billy Wayne Moffett of Michie, Tenn. and Robert Moffett of Morris Chapel; two step-sisters, Ann Moffett of Michie and Jennifer Moffett of Savannah; maternal grandparents, Billy and Flora Hopper of Savannah; paternal grandparents, Kennon Strickland of Corinth, Miss. and Joyce Strickland of Guys, Tenn.; step paternal grandmother, O.B. “Cookie” Tatum of Corinth, Miss.; step maternal grandmother, Louise Moffett of Michie; paternal great-grandfather, Joseph Irons of Chicago, Ill.; maternal great-grandmother, Alma Hopper of Savannah; and a host of aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Kala LaShay Hopper.
Services were held on Saturday, Sept. 17, at 11 a.m., at Souls Harbor Church in Savannah with Jason Collins, Linn Johnson and Will Luster officiating. Burial followed in the Wesley’s Chapel Church Cemetery at Savannah.