CARROLLTON-Thomas Davis Kirschten, 72, retired attorney, passed away Thursday, July 24, 2014 at his residence in Carrollton.
Mr. Kirschten was born February 10, 1942 in Evanston, Illinios to Paul R. and Elizabeth Gwin Kirschten. He was a member of Grace Episcopal Church in Carrollton, where a memorial service was held Sunday, July 27, 2014 at 2:30 p.m., officiated by Father Jud Meaders.
Mr. Kirschten graduated from Greenwood High School in 1959. He attended the University of Mississippi until 1961 when he joined the Army where he served until 1964 as a chemical engineer, a sharpshooter and a voice interpreter stationed in the Aleutian Islands. After being discharged from the military, he returned to “Ole Miss” earning a Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1967 and a Law Degree in 1970. He returned to Greenwood in the 80’s, entering into a law practice with Webb Franklin until he opened his own practice in Carrollton, practicing law until he retired in 2007.
Mr. Kirschten currently served on the Board of Directors of Peoples Bank & Trust Co., North Carrollton. He also served as Attorney for Carroll Academy, the Carroll County Board of Supervisors, The Town of Carrollton, Carroll County Prosecuting Attorney, Potacocowa Drainage District, served on the board of Evergreen Cemetery and was Founder and Chairman of the Carrollton Choral, Marching and Temperance Society.
Mr. Kirschten was preceded in death by his parents, Paul R. and Elizabeth Kirschten and a sister, Sallie Kirschten.
Mr. Kirschten is survived by his special friend, Linda Rucker; two brothers, Paul Kirschten of Evanston, Illinois and Sam Kirschten of Sharpes, Florida; two nephews, Nick Kirschten, U.S. Army stationed in Korea, and Joe Kirschten of Melbourne, Florida; one great niece and one great nephew; two children, Robin and her husband Rick Lowman and Eddie and his wife Shirley Rucker; two grandchildren, Rucker Lowman and Ryan Rucker; two Godchildren, Lanier Gee Croft and Robert Gillespie; and “Pup Dog.”
Memorials may be made to Evergreen Cemetery Association. Williams and Lord Funeral Home is in charge and an online guestbook may be signed at www.williams andlord.com.