David W. Neikirk, of Whiteside Missouri, passed away on September 12, 2021, in Clovis NM.
Visitation will be 9:00 a.m. Monday September 20, 2021, at Central Baptist Church.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday September 20, 2021, at Central Baptist Church with Reverend Michael Kirby officiating. Burial will follow at Lawn Haven cemetery. Arrangements are by Steed Todd Funeral home.
David Neikirk was born on February 18, 1932, in Whiteside Missouri to R.A. Neikirk and Helen Neikirk. He went to school at Eolia and Clarksville Missouri. He married Mary Louise Bryant on December 5, 1953, in a secret place only they knew. He worked at various jobs in Missouri and Western Illinois for three years before moving to New Mexico while working for the state highway department. He worked at several other road related jobs and got a job at Shur-Gro Irrigation repairing Valley sprinklers, which led to him and another employee inventing an injection pump to apply fertilizer through a sprinkler. They borrowed money from the owners of Shur-Gro and bought them out several years later and Inject-O-Meter was born. He spent his remaining life building a worldwide successful business.
David and his wife, Mary, liked to travel in their motor home. David got immense joy from fishing in ponds all over the country with cherished family and friends. He was a Deacon and long-time member of Central Baptist Church.
David Neikirk is preceded in death by Mary Bryant Neikirk.
David Neikirk is survived by his children: Cynthia Lore, married to Jim Lore; Chris Neikirk, married to Becky Neikirk; Jeffrey Neikirk; and Daniel Neikirk. His grandchildren: Robert Thorn, married to Janae; Heather Humphrey, married to Tim; Jennifer Van Diver, married to Jason; Andrew Neikirk; Travis Neikirk; Jessica Neikirk. His Great Grandchildren: Morgan Thorn, Dylan Thorn, Brandon Thorn, Kiersten Humphrey, Kara Humphrey.
Pallbearers will be Travis Neikirk, Beau Lore, Garrett Nelson, Venson Hayes, Daniel Ouellette, and Jason Van Diver.
Honorary Pallbearers: Eddie Garcia, Joe Padilla, Richard Garcia, Lisandro Sanchez, Alex Rubio, and Jack Donahey’s Sunday School Class.
Memorials may be given to: New Mexico Baptist Children’s Home -- 2200 S Ave I, Portales, NM 88130 or Hope Children’s Home – 2210 Mabry Dr., Clovis, NM 88101 ph. (575)366-8190.
The family of David Neikirk wishes to extend their sincere thanks to Plains Regional Medical Center ICU staff for the wonderful care given. Special thank you to nurses Victoria and Stacy.
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