Bradley N. Kirkland, passed away on July 4th, 2013. He was born in Ottawa, KS, on May 17, 1956. Brad worked as a Service Advisor for various auto dealers, but his big passion was displaying the funny side of life through his art. Brad was a published writer and cartoonist and was a member of the Graphics Arts Guild with many of his cartoons appearing in national magazines. Brad was preceded in death by his step-father, Fred Firner, and his sister; Linda Kirkland McClean and father, Roy Kirkland. He is survived by his mother, Nancy J. Firner. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, July 11th, 2013 at 7pm at Colonial Presbyterian Church, 9500 Wornall Rd., Kansas City, MO.