Richard Kirker whom just had a birthday yesterday is a 20+ year Marine Veteran. He lost his home and is now staying in a Motel in Pigeon Forge until he can get back on his feet. He is a loved and loyal citizen of Gatlinburg and there is never a place that he walks into and someone doesn’t know his name. He has many “babies” which are his beloved cats and dogs that are at the shelter in Sevierville until he can get a place for them all to call home. He loves to garden and make fresh salsa in the Summer that he loves to share with all of the locals.