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Kirk MacWilliams

June 21, 1950 — March 23, 2022

Kirk J. MacWilliams, 71, of Chambersburg, passed away of natural causes on Wednesday, March 23, 2022 in the Emory St. Joseph's Hospital of Atlanta, GA. Born on June 21, 1950 in Chambersburg, he was a son of the late Bernard J. and Jane E. Hoover MacWilliams.

A 1968 graduate of Chambersburg Area Senior High School, Kirk was employed by Century Link (United Telephone Co) for 42 years and spent the majority of his career as an Outside Field Technician before retiring in 2012.

He was a member of Corpus Christi Catholic Church, Charles Nitterhouse V.F.W. Post 1599, Knights of Columbus Council 1426, AmVets Post 224, American Legion Post 46, The Chambersburg Club, and Chambersburg Rod & Gun Club where he has held the positions of President and Vice President in the past. In earlier years, Kirk played football for the Chambersburg Yellow Jackets and baseball with the Chambersburg Maroons. He helped coach for both of his children in various sports and loved cheering them on. Kirk was an avid outdoorsman. After retirement, he enjoyed spending time with his family and friends at his home in southern Maryland. He taught his grandchildren to fish, went on fishing trips with friends, and crabbed off of the dock. His family, especially his grandchildren, were the loves of his life. He and his wife, Deby, enjoyed traveling and sharing their time together over 47 years of marriage. He told his wife he loved her every day and she was the best decision he ever made.

Kirk is survived by his loving wife, Debra Doughten MacWilliams; two children, Emily (Ian) Lillystone of Alpharetta, GA and Thomas “T.J.” (Christi) MacWilliams of Round Rock, TX; three grandchildren, Charlie, Hudson, and Kingsley Lillystone; sister Barbara Ann (Allan “Skip”) Jennings of Chambersburg, PA, brothers James B. (Sonja) MacWilliams of Naples, FL and Brian T. (Karen) MacWilliams of Chambersburg, PA. He also is survived by several nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 A.M. on Friday, April 1, 2022 in the Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 320 Philadelphia Avenue, Chambersburg, with Rev. Fr. Allan Wolfe officiating. Interment will follow at Parklawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. on Thursday, March 31, in the Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg. Condolences may be shared on his obituary page at In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in honor of Hudson Lillystone to Cure Childhood Cancer, 200 Ashford Center North, Suite 250, Atlanta, GA 30338 or online at

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