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Mr. John "Ing" Kirby
Born: 1908-04-23
Died: 2004-06-14
Visitation: From 6 to 9 PM Wednesday June 16, 2004 at Poplar Grove Baptist Church
Funeral Service: 2 PM Thursday June 17, 2004 at the Poplar Grove Baptist Church
Interment: Poplar Grove Cemetery

Mr. John “Ing” Kirby age 96, of Rt.#1 Brodhead died Monday June 14, 2004 at the Rockcastle Hospital. He was born on April 23, 1908 in Rockcastle County the son of the late Harrison and Magdalene Renner Kirby. He was a retired farmer, and a member of the Poplar Grove Baptist Church.


Survivors are: two sons; John Kirby Jr., and wife Margaret, and James Kirby, and wife Marguerite all of Nicholasville, Ky.. Four daughters; Mrs. Joyce Robbins, and husband Cecil of Jeffersonville, Ind., Mrs. Magdalene Shockley, and husband Calvin of Stuart, Va., Mrs. Glenda Mize, and husband Conley of Willailla, Ky., and Mrs. Betty Williams, and husband Glenn of Nicholasville, Ky. Two sisters; Mrs. Beatrice Cromer of Midland, Oh., and Mrs. Bessie Watson of Banning, Calif. Seventeen grandchildren and spouses; Lisa Robbins, Vicki Robbins Fuchs, and Pat, Judy Robbins Garcia, and Jorge, Becky Shockley Epperson, and Dan, John Shockley and Beth, Gary Kirby, Greg Kirby and Gail, Glen Kirby and Jennifer, Dwayne Kirby and Robin, Jeanette Kirby King and Doug, Bruce Kirby, Jennifer Riddle Salmons and Dallas, Bryan Riddle and Shelly, Johnna Riddle Rose and Shane, Jody Adams, Kesha Williams, and Yvette Williams, and Yvette Williams. Two step-grandchildren & spouses; Johnny Mize and Jan, Ronnie Mize and Teri. Twenty-seven great grandchildren: Erica and Nicky Fuchs, Zachary, Ethan, and Trey Garcia, Ashley and Lauren Epperson, Kirby Shockley, Ashley, Alesha, And Andrew Kirby, Zachery and Elizabeth Kirby, Hannah And John Kirby, Aaron and Christopher and Joshua Riddle, and Savannah and Emily Rose. Three step-great grandchildren; Jennifer Gabbard, Josh Mize, and Sally Mize. Several cousins, nieces, nephews, and special friends also survive.


He was preceded in death by: his wife; Mrs. Flonnie Nicely Kirby, by one son; John William Kirby, by three brothers; Bill, Elbert, and Everett Kirby, by four sisters; Roberta Bullock, Beulah Evans, Bonnie Calder, and Bertha Cress, by one son-in-law; Walter “Duke” Riddle,