Roy Kirkland, who worked on the UNT Facilities maintenance team from 2007 to 2022, died Jan. 16. He served as a facility technician from 2007 to 2017, and then as a plumber until he retired in 2022.
He grew up in the Cumberland Presbyterian Children's Home in Denton. His co-workers remember him as a family man, a hard worker, and the type of person who brought joy and a good attitude to every situation. He was beloved by his team and by everyone at Facilities.
A celebration of his life will take place from noon to 4 p.m. Feb. 25 at 3311 Danbury Cove in Corinth.