William “Kirk” Love, 66, of West Lafayette, Ohio passed away Monday, August 13, 2018. He was born in Rigby, Idaho on May 9, 1952 to the late William H. and Barbara (Bowen) Love.
Kirk graduated high school in Shelley, Idaho. After high school he enlisted in the United States Army and served as an air traffic controller in Vietnam; he later served in the Utah National Guard. He received his Bachelor's degree in Math and Accounting from Weber State University, and a Masters Degree in Computer Science from Brigham Young University. He also attended Ricks College in Rexburg, Idaho.
Kirk was a Professor at Utah Valley University, following his career as a computer software engineer. He is a lifetime member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and member of the West Lafayette Masonic lodge #602. He was a very adventurous man who loved fishing, camping, panning for gold, building computers, and working with youth. He had a lifetime of curiosity which served him well in many advanced areas.
Kirk is survived by his wife of 29 years, Sandra (Porteus) Love; children Jarid (Jessica) Love, Jason (Mia) Love, Andrew (Shylla) McClain Hicks, Jessica (Danny) Birrell, Teressa (Scott) Gale, Natasha (Jason) Isom and Carrie (Chaz) Love-Hullinger; 25 grandchildren; siblings Janice Gordon, Kelvin (Angelica) Love and Kyle (Claudia) Love and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his first wife Janae (Martinez) Love; daughter Maquisha, and parents William and Barbara Love.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m, Wednesday, August 22nd, at the LDS chapel located at 545 South 800 East, Orem, Utah. Viewings will be held, Tuesday, August 21 from 6-8 p.m. at Sundberg-Olpin Mortuary on 495 S. State ST., Orem, UT and Wednesday prior to the funeral service at 9:30 a.m. at the church. Burial will be at the Orem City Cemetery.
Memorial contributions can be made online at fundly.com/william-kirk-love-funeral and flowers would also be appreciated.