James Wendell “Kirk” Kuykendall passed into the arms of the Lord on July 20, 2012 at the age of 83 years. He was born May 24, 1929 in Dallas to Walter E. and Mabel Latson Kuykendall. He attended Woodrow Wilson High School in Dallas, and Texas A&M University.
He started his career as a draftsman for Atlantic Refining. He was an independent landman in the oil and gas industry for 20 years. In 1972 he became the president of Mid-Coast Title Company in Wharton.