Grant Kirkbride
Date of Death: May 31, 2021
Thomas McAfee Funeral Homes
Ellen Beardsley
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Thomas McAfee Funeral Homes, Southeast Chapel
1604 NE Main Street
Simpsonville, SC 29681
(864) 688-1600 | Map
Saturday 6/5, 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
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Thomas McAfee Funeral Homes, Southeast Chapel
1604 NE Main Street
Simpsonville, SC 29681
(864) 688-1600 | Map
Saturday 6/5, 4:00 pm

Grant Wade Kirkbride, 27, died Monday, May 31, 2021. Born in Edina, MN, he was the son of Clifford Kirkbride and Dana Johnson Kirkbride. Grant enjoyed the great outdoors, art, animals, and had a huge love for life. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his sister, Taylor Kirkbride; grandmother, Patricia Johnson; as…

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Natalie Shaw left a message on June 4, 2021:
Grant was my first crush in the 1st grade. All the other girls in our grade liked him too and they'd make me chase him at recess to corner him and ask him who he liked. I'd always be sad that he didn't say me but his sweet little smile made it okay. (In the 5th grade he liked me back, apparently. Which was satisfying, of course!) In high school, we ran in the same friend group. I remember one day in particular, I was super sad. He could tell immediately and asked me what was wrong. I burst into tears and he gave me a big hug. I remember just thinking about how he was truly always the smile you needed when you were down. We saw each other a few more times after graduating. Had I know they would be the last times I'd see him, I would have cherished them more. By no means am I the saddest or the most impacted by this loss. I'm just one of the very, very many who loved him. Felt the warmth of his smile. The infection of his laughter. The sweetness of his soul. I'll miss you, Grant. To know you was an honor. XO always, Natalie
Karen and Bruce Timman left a message on June 4, 2021:
We have very fond memories of meeting Grant and hanging out with you and him on Taylor’s senior cruise trip. He had us smiling so many times. He was so sweet and kind. Many times we commented on how much we loved observing him. You all have are deepest condolences. Hugs❤️
Taylor Kirkbride left a message on June 4, 2021:
I love you Grant. I love you forever I'll like you for always as long as I'm living my baby you'll be Taylor Kirkbride is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: Grants Service Time: Jun 5, 2021 03:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83285703315?pwd=aVlNMEREeEEyVTh5WGNoTk1WTUo3UT09 Meeting ID: 832 8570 3315 Passcode: 513373 One tap mobile +13017158592,,83285703315#,,,,*513373# US (Washington DC) +13126266799,,83285703315#,,,,*513373# US (Chicago) Dial by your location +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC) +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) +1 646 558 8656 US (New York) +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma) +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston) +1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose) Meeting ID: 832 8570 3315 Passcode: 513373 Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kdKFRZlOTf
Ellen Beardsley left a message on June 3, 2021:
Dear Kirkbride family, My heart breaks for you. I am so sorry for your loss. I pray for God’s comfort and peace at this time. Your sister in Christ, Ellen (Natalie‘s Mom)
Donna, Danny, Alec and Cage left a message on June 3, 2021:
We are all so sorry for your loss. Grant was an amazing young man and will be missed.
Thomas McAfee Funeral Homes left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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