Catherine Payton Zirk, 73, of Blacksburg, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021.
Catherine was preceded in death by her parents, William Payton and Iva Grubb Payton, as well as her daughter, Mariah Zirk Johnson.
She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Gerald “Gerry” Zirk; two children, Evelyn Boyle and Senior Chief Jason and Heather Zirk, USN; grandchildren Aaron McCoy, Dylan McCoy and Willow Boyle; and two additional grandchildren, raised mostly in her household, Trinity Zirk and Payton Johnson. Her loving sister and best friend, Eleanor Garrison, resides in Blacksburg, as does a special cousin, Geofrey Grubb.
Catherine was born in Blacksburg in 1947 and graduated from Blacksburg High School in 1965. She worked for the National Bank of Blacksburg for 42 years in the bookkeeping department. She was an active member of her church, the Blacksburg Christian Church, where she was a member of the Disciples Women’s Ministry.
Due to the current COVID 19 restrictions and health considerations for friends and family, a memorial service and celebration of her life will be held at a later date that will be announced when more favorable and safe conditions exist. The family appreciates your understanding during this time of mourning.
Arrangements by McCoy Funeral Home, Blacksburg.