BRUNSWICK — Donald Lee Kirkland, 75 of Brunswick, passed away Monday, Sept. 15, 2020 at Memorial Health in Savannah. Kirkland was born May 1, 1945, in Brunswick to John Donald and Gussie Edna Corbitt Kirkland. He was a 1963 graduate of Glynn Academy, where he played football for the Glynn Academy Red Terrors. Kirkland served with the United States Army Reserves. He was the former owner of Kody’s Restaurant, The Forks Restaurant, and the Blue Bird Restaurant. He was an antique car and hot rod enthusiast and regularly attended the Turkey Rod Run in Daytona. Kirkland was also the former owner of the Golden Isles Speedway. He was an active member of Pine Ridge Baptist Church and the Grow Group of Pine Ridge. In addition to his parents, Kirkland was preceded in death by his brother, Johnny Kirkland. Survivors include his long-time companion, Carol Brazell of Brunswick; children, Pam Graves (Bobby) of Fernandina Beach, Fla., Brendon Lee Kirkland of Brunswick and Misty Leigh Kirkland of Nahunta; grandchildren, Nathan Blumberg, Natalie Blumberg, Mckenzee Lee Day, and William Joseph Day; a sister-in-law, Carol Drury Kirkland; and several nieces and nephews. A funeral service was held at 6 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, at Chapman Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Jerry Johns officiating. Private inurnment will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are requested to Pine Ridge Baptist Building Fund, 15 Nimitz Drive, Brunswick, GA 31520. Chapman Funeral Chapel & Crematory was entrusted with the arrangements.