Alan Lord


CHARLESTON – Alan Lord, 68, of Charleston, passed away on Thursday, July 16, 2020, at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.

Drive through visitation will be held under the canopy at Home Church, 2350 Madison, Charleston, from 4-7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 21, 2020.  His graveside funeral with military rites will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 22, 2020, at Fairview Cemetery, Kansas, with Bret Hammond officiating. 

Memorials may be given to SBLHC Regional Cancer Center, Charleston Baseball Association, or the Kansas Christian Church.  Arrangements were by Harper-Swickard.

Alan was born on July 9, 1952, in Clinton, son of Richard and Bernadine (Hickman) Lord.  He was united in marriage to Lisa Kay Kirchner on June 15, 1985, at the Kansas Christian Church. She survives. 

Also surviving is one son, Jason Lord, of Charleston; one grandson: Braxton Floyd, of Charleston; siblings, Ronald (Louann) Lord, of Clinton; Mary (Gordon) Hurst, of Mattoon; Linda (Rick) Wooldridge of Clinton; and Rick (Elizabeth) Lord, of Clinton; is father-in-law and mother-in-law, Charles and Glynette Kirchner, of Kansas; and brother-in-law: Kurt (Tara) Kirchner, of Kansas.  Numerous nieces and nephews also survive. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter, Katie Floyd, and brother,  Mark Lord.

Alan was a member of the Clinton First Christian Church.  He was a dedicated coach for more than 40 years, sharing his knowledge and competitive spirit with athletes of all ages. 

Alan was a U.S. Army veteran.  He taught and coached in the Kansas schools from 1978-1993, and for the past 27  years he worked at Kirchner Building Center.