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  • Robert Kirkland, founder of the decor store chain, has died 
    Updated: Apr-11-15 4:08 pm

    UNION CITY, Tennessee - Robert Kirkland, an entrepreneur and philanthropist who built a national chain of home decor stores and donated $100 million to found the Discovery Park of America education center and tourist attraction in northwest Tennessee, has died at age 77.