735th Railway Operating Battalion ~~ David W. Pirkle

Last know unit survivor!

PIRKLE, David Wiley David Wiley Pirkle, age 91, died peacefully with his three children by his side on Wednesday, March 8, 2017. Born October 21, 1925 in New Holland, Georgia. He lived through the great depression, and survived the Battle of the Bulge. David was an entrepreneur at a very early age and founded one of the last family owned scrap metal businesses in Atlanta.
Survivors include children: David W. Pirkle, Jr (Joyce); Nancy Pirkle Little (Charles), and Patricia Pirkle Coury; Grandchildren David W. Pirkle III; David Simpson (Shannon); Alisha Goldsworthy (Daniel); Elizabeth Pirkle Cook (Peter). Great grandchildren: James Connor Simpson; Julia Sierra Riley Simpson; Tyler Austin Goldsworthy, Ella Rose Goldsworthy; and Mason Oliver Cook.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, March 11, 2017 at the Peachtree Corners Chapel of Crowell Brothers
Funeral Homes & Crematory. A reception will follow the service. Relatives and friends are welcome to join us. On-line condolences may be made at www.crowellbrothers.com. Arrangements by Crowell Brothers Funeral Homes & Crematory, 5051 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard, Peachtree Corners, GA 30092. 770-448-5757. Blog post by Tom Luthan http://planettom.livejournal.com/328167.html Photos thanks to Tom Lutham and Mary Vernoy whose dad served with Pirkle