Earl Kirkland Haning, 68, passed away on the morning of August 9, 2017, at his home in Knoxville.

He was born in Wheeling, WV and and was a graduate of Linsly Military Institute and Mt. St. Mary’s College in Emmitsburg, Maryland.

Kirk worked in management for Tire America and National Tire and Battery for over 30 years.

He enjoyed golfing and volunteering for the Smoky Mountain Service Dogs organization and Ladies of Charity.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Atwood W. Haning and Suzanne Hennen Haning, and brother Atwood W. (“Bink”) Haning.

Kirk is survived by his wife of 37 years, Barbara Maruish Haning; children, Becca Haning Lewis of Warner Robins, GA, and Michael Haning of Knoxville; siblings, Morgan (Debbie) Haning and Anne W. Haning (Debbie Michaels), of Wheeling, WV; and grandchildren, Brynnlee and Kayla Lewis.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 12, 2017, at 2 p.m. at St. John XIII University Parish at the University of Tennessee.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Smoky Mountain Service Dogs (www.smoky mountain servicedogs.org).