William E. Dirkes, Sr., 91, of Milton FL, passed away Saturday, May 13, 2017.
William was born December 18, 1925, to Charlotte (Hernu) Dirkes and Robert A. Dirkes, in Louisville, Colorado. He enlisted in the US Navy on February 21, 1944, and was awarded the “American Area: Victory World War II” medal.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Rosemary Dirkes; his parents; his sisters; Agnus and June; and his brothers, Robert, Ernest, and Charles.
William is survived by his three children, Connie M. Padilla, William E. Dirkes, and John E. Dirkes; eight grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Viewing will be held 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., Friday, May 19, 2017, at Lewis Funeral Home, Milton Chapel (6405 Hwy. 90, Milton, Florida.)
A graveside service will be held at 12:00 p.m., Friday, May 19, 2017, at Memory Park Cemetery (5641 Hwy. 90 West, Milton, Florida), with Rev. Mike Poston officiating.
Our family would like to give a very special thanks to all the staff at Pruitt Health, Milton, Florida. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. You’re the best!
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