Vernon Irby

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  • "I am sorry to hear of your loss."
    - Cathy Kitchens Key
  • "Linda, So sorrow to hear about Vernon. May God bless you..."
    - Ann Prescott Brown
  • "Remembering all the good times and the love we all shared..."
    - Richard & Linda Parker

STAPLETON, Ga. - James "Vernon" Irby, 69, loving husband of 51 years to Linda Pennington Irby, entered into his eternal rest Saturday, February 6, 2016 at University Heart and Vascular Institute. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, February 9, 2016 in the James Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. John Forrester and Dr. Charles Drummond officiating. Interment will follow in the Stapleton Memorial Gardens. Born to the late Fred and Frances Beckworth Irby, Vernon was a lifelong resident of Jefferson County and was a faithful member of Stapleton Baptist Church. Vernon retired after 30 years of service as a civil engineer at Fort Gordon. His passion was baseball and was a past coach of fourteen years in the Wrens Dixie Youth Baseball league. A people-person, Vernon had a knack for storytelling and making people laugh. He had a great love for his family, especially his grandchildren. A dedicated, loyal husband, father, brother and friend, Vernon has left a great void no one can fill. Other survivors include his children, Jeff Irby (Teresa), Mike Irby (Stephanie), Jason Irby (Stefanie) and Julie Irby; nine grandchildren, Emily Irby, Kali Irby, Kaitlyn Irby, Locklin Irby, Harley Irby, Jacob Irby, Carson Irby, Zoie Grace Irby and Camryn Johnson; three great-grandchildren, Lily Russell, Audrey Holmes and Baby Braxton Douglas (on the way); sister, Joyce Irby Cullars; "brother", Tommy Neal; and many friends. Serving as pallbearers will be Bob Barrow, Hank Barrow, Danny Beckworth, Ernie Kelley, Keith Neal, Robbie Rooks, Brian Usry and Scott Williams. The family respectfully requests that in lieu of flowers memorial contributions be made to Wrens Dixie Youth Baseball, PO Box 326, Wrens, GA 30833. The family will receive friends at James Funeral Home from 6:00-8:00 P.M. Monday, February 8, 2016. Visit www.JamesFHWrens.com for more detail and to post remembrances. James Funeral Home - Wrens, GA


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