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James B. Kirby

Obituary James B. Kirby, age 71, of Scottsville, passed away Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at his residence in Scottsville, KY. He was born June 22,1943 in Bowling Green, KY to the late Eldon Kirby Sr. and Mattie Will Norris, He Graduated from Alvaton High School, and Bowling Green Business College. He was retired from the Warren Co. Board of Education as a Bus driver. He Proudly served our country for forty years, beginning his military career in 1963 and serving in twenty countries, fifteen states, and two wars, receiving several medals ribbons and awards. He was a life member of the VFW Halfrey Dalton Post #5712 Scottsville, where he served as Commander for nine years. He also was a life member of the DAV Halfrey Dalton Post #152 in Scottsville, where he served as commander for nine years; Other memberships include Military Order of Cootie Pup Tent #9 in Franklin, KY; American Legion Post #23 in Bowling Green, KY. He is Survived by a Loving Companion - Gail Brownfield; of Scottsville, KY Step - Son Steve Haswell; of Bowling Green, KYTwo Step- Daughters - Jackie Haswell; of Bowling Green, KY and Melinda Jones; of Bowling Green, KY Four Brothers- Lawrence Kirby and wife Nell; of Alvaton, KY Wendell Kirby and wife Marion; of Alvaton, KY Larry Kirby and Wife Sharon; of Scottsville, KY Earl Kirby and wife Joyce; of Alvaton, KYDonnie Kirby and wife Donna; of Alvaton, KY One Sister - Francis Thomas; of Bowling Green, KY Sister in-Law - Betty Kirby ;of Bowling Green, KY Sister In-law- Chatherine Kirby; of Bowling Green, KY Special Family Greg, Jennifer, Lydia, Hannah Kirby, and Cassie Meador. Several Nieces and Nephews also survive In addition to his parents he is Preceded in death by hisSister Mary Kirby, Brothers; Billy Rhea Kirby, Eldon Robert Kirby Jr. and one brother in-law Art Thomas. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, July 18, 2014 at the Strode Funeral Home Scottsville Chapel with burial to follow in the Friendship Community Church Cemetery, Warren Co. KY Visitation will be held after 4:00 P.M. Thursday July 17, 2014 and after 7:30 A.M. Friday July 18, 2014 until funeral time. Memorial Contributions are suggested to the Friendship Community Church Cemetery. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of James B. Kirby please visit our Sympathy Store. Cemetery Details Friendship Community Church Cemetery KY, Visitation JUL 17. 4:00 PM (CDT) Strode Funeral Home - Scottsville Chapel 85 Lois Moore DriveScottsville, KY, 42164scottsville@strodefuneralhome.comhttp://strodefuneralhome.com/ Visitation JUL 18. 7:30 AM - 11:00 AM (CDT) Strode Funeral Home - Scottsville Chapel 85 Lois Moore DriveScottsville, KY, 42164scottsville@strodefuneralhome.comhttp://strodefuneralhome.com/ Service JUL 18. 11:00 AM (CDT) Strode Funeral Home - Scottsville Chapel 85 Lois Moore DriveScottsville, KY, 42164scottsville@strodefuneralhome.comhttp://strodefuneralhome.com/ To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of James B. Kirby, please visit our floral store.

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I am so sorry for your loss. At this difficult time please remember the Bible's promise at Acts 24:15, "There is going to be a resurrection." May the God of all comfort, comfort you in all your trials. - 2Corinthians 1:3,4 Sincerely --Amy Smith jw.org

Amy Smith Jul 19 2014 12:00 AM

James is one in a million. The day Tony introduced me to him, I could see in Tony's eyes and hear in his voice that he thought the world of this man and had a great respect for him. Tony always spoke of James with great admiration. James left a huge impression on Tony and on me. He was one of the kindest and most caring individuals I have ever met. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Prayers and Love to all the family.Vickie Haswell

Vickie Haswell Jul 17 2014 12:00 AM