Hundreds pay tribute to slain Forest Hill pastor

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Posted on November 3, 2012 at 6:58 PM

FORT WORTH — A beloved pastor was laid to rest on Saturday.

Rev. Danny Kirk was attacked and killed inside Greater Sweethome Missionary Baptist Church in Forst Hill on Monday.

On Friday night, hundreds waited in line to attend his wake.

Then, on Saturday, hundreds of family, friends and parishoners packed the pews at a Fort Worth church for his funeral.

Danny Kirk Jr., the pastor's teenage son, urged the congregation to cherish their parents.

"Go and fix your house," he said. "I never had an agrument at 6585 that lasted longer than that night. We forgave; we love; and we cherish each other."

Kirk's killer, identified by police as 33-year-old Derrick Birdow, died after he was Tased by police.

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