James Wallace Kirks, Jr. thumbnail

James W. Kirks, Jr.

July 9, 1957 - January 15, 2020

James Wallace Kirks, Jr. of Chesapeake, passed away on January 15, 2020, with his loving wife by his side.  James was born July 9, 1957 to the late Inez Carroll and James W. Kirks, Sr.  He was a proud graduate and alum of Virginia Tech. James was also a proud member of the Boy Scout Troop 57, where he served in various positions.  He was a huge sports fan and a lifetime fan of the Green Bay Packers since Super Bowl I.  James’s family was his everything.  He loved to fish and camp; he enjoyed working in his garden and workshop.


     Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Lyn Johnson; sons, Justin Harman Kirks and Jake Michael Kirks; daughter-in-law, Katie Kirks; step-daughters, Ann Elizabeth Katz, Caroline Lemieux Katz, and Hannah Janae Laura; grandchildren, James Alan Kirks, John Wallace Kirks, and Anna Lenore Kirks; ex-wife, Sharon Harman Kirks; sisters, Mary Burris and Virginia Pierce; nephews, Adam Burris, Chris Burris, Danny Pierce, and Brian Pierce; and a host of relatives and friends.


     A memorial service will be held on Friday, January 24, 2020, at 6:00 p.m. at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 929 Battlefield Blvd. South, Chesapeake, Virginia.  In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the American Cancer Society or to Cat Rescue Inc. (catrescueinc.com) in James’s memory.  Condolences may be left for the family at www.altmeyerfh.com.

Service Information

Service Information

Date: Friday, January 24, 2020

Time: 6:00 pm


Altmeyer Funeral Home - Chesapeake Chapel

929 Battlefield Blvd S
Chesapeake, VA 23322

Life Event Timeline

Help tell the story of James by contributing to the Life Event Timeline. Upload the photo of an event...

Post an Event

Leave a Condolence

View All Condolences Post a Condolence

What our families say...

Very professional and attentive staff. They care deeply and really work hard to take the stress and burden away. Your focus should be on family and friends and Altmeyer’s attention to detail allows you to do just that. A great group of people to work with!

A Session ID is required to purchase jewelry with your loved one's fingerprint, click here to continue. If you do not have an ID, click here to contact us to get your Session ID.