James Wendell (Kirk) Kuykendall passed into the arms of the Lord on July 20, 2012 at the age of 84 years. He was born May 24, 1929 in Dallas, Texas to Walter E. and Mabel (Latson) Kuykendall. He attended Woodrow Wilson High School in Dallas, Texas and Texas A&M College. He started his career as a draftsman for Atlantic Refining. He was an Independent Landman in the oil & gas industry for 20 years. In 1972 he became the President of MidCoast Title Co. in Wharton, Texas. He served as President of the Texas Land and Title Association and was selected as “Title Man of the Year” in 1995. He served on numerous committees and boards through his career with TLTA. He was an Elder of the First Presbyterian Church of El Campo, Texas. In addition to his parents, James was preceded in death by his brother, Walter E. Kuykendall Jr., and great granddaughter, Harper Allyne Prasek. He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Edwina Jane (Hyde) Kuykendall, his children, Clifford and wife Magdalena Kuykendall of Victoria, Texas Craig and wife, Julie Kuykendall of Fort Worth, Texas and Sandra and husband, Thomas Kachmar of El Campo, Texas and sister, Janice Currens of Garland, and his grandchildren Rhea Prasek and husband, Troy of Hillje, Texas, Matthew and wife, Laura Kachmar of Garwood, Texas, Danny, Gabriel, and Julian Kuykendall of Victoria, Texas, Alex and wife, Anne Kuykendall of Grapevine, Texas, Kelly Kuykendall of New York, New York, and Cora Kuykendall of Wichita Falls, Texas. Great grandchildren include, Taylor Rae and Piper Anne Kachmar of Garwood, Texas and Wyatt Alan and Pierson Hyde Prasek of Hillje, Texas. Following cremation, memorial services will be held on Tuesday July 24, 2012 at 2pm at the First Presbyterian Church, 203 West Calhoun, El Campo, Texas with Rev. Chuck Kimball officiating. Memorial may be made to the building fund of First Presbyterian Church 203 West Calhoun, El Campo Texas 77437, Wharton County American Cancer Society, Relay for Life, 111 North Fulton, Wharton, Texas 77488 or SPOT of Wharton County, PO Box 642, Pierce, Texas 77467 Kirk will be remembered as a kind, loving, and honest man who loved his family, airplanes, his dogs, cats, and the title business.