Ga. officials remember Senator Greg Kirk

Ga. officials remember Senator Greg Kirk

ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) - South Georgia officials — including the Peach State’s top official — are remembering Senator Greg Kirk, who succumbed to his bout with a rare form of cancer on Sunday.

Gov. Brian Kemp said Kirk was a "man of faith who served his family, community and state with passion and integrity."

“Our prayers are with Greg’s wife, Rosalyn, his seven children, five grandchildren, and all who mourn the passing of this great public servant. May God’s peace, which passes all understanding, be with his family and loved ones at this time,” Kemp said.

Greg Kirk was a man of faith who served his family, community, and state with passion and integrity. At the State...

Posted by Governor Brian Kemp on Sunday, December 22, 2019

Crisp County Sheriff Billy Hancock said he was saddened to hear of Kirk’s death, his “friend and supporter of GA law enforcement.”

“He fought the battle hard and with determination so that he could continue to serve others,” Hancock said. “He was greatly loved and respected.”

The Crisp County Sheriff’s Office offers heartfelt condolences to the family of Senator Greg Kirk.

Posted by Crisp County Sheriff's Office on Sunday, December 22, 2019

Sumter County Fire and Rescue (SCFR) said Kirk’s son Jeremy is a firefighter with SCFR and is on active duty with the U.S. Army. The agency posted on their Facebook page that they were saddened to learn of the senator’s passing.

We are saddened to learn of the death this morning of Senator Greg Kirk. Senator Kirk’s son Jeremy is a firefighter...

Posted by Sumter County Fire & Rescue on Sunday, December 22, 2019

The Wilcox County Sheriff’s Office also sent their condolences to the Kirk family.

Kirk was diagnosed in June with intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma, a rare form of cancer that affects the liver and small intestine during the process of digesting fats in food.

Kirk was elected to the Senate in 2014. He represented Crisp, Dodge, Dooly, Lee, Tift, Turner, Worth and parts of Sumter and Wilcox counties.

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