Gregory Edward Irby, age 31, of Bossier City, passed away, surrounded by his family on January 28, 2016 after fighting a 19 month battle with cancer. Greg was born on October 9, 1984 in West Monroe. He was saved and baptized at McClendon Baptist Church in West Monroe and currently attended Elm Grove Baptist Church in Bossier City.?
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Greg was a 2003 graduate of West Monroe High School where he lettered all four years playing football and was the starting center for the Rebels his senior year. After graduation, Greg enlisted in active duty with the United States Air Force where his career was in Security Forces. While at Tech school, he met his future wife, Emily Hart. Greg was stationed in Bossier City at Barksdale Air Force Base where he resided until his death. After his commitment ended with the Air Force, Greg worked as a deputy sheriff with the Bossier Parish Sheriff's office and ended his career working as an Engineer with the Kansas City Southern Railroad.
Preceding Greg in death were his grandparents, James and Agnes Irby and Marvin and Climmie Wainwright.?Greg is survived by wife, Emily Hart Irby; his son, Kasen Edward Irby; his daughter, Emersen Harper Irby, all of Bossier City; his mother, Debra Irby of Midland, Texas; father and step-mother, Dennis and Trudi Irby of Bastrop; in-laws, Alan and Robin Hart of Ruston; brothers, Justin Irby of Cincinnati, Ohio and Nicolas Irby of Bastrop; sisters, Haleigh Irby of Bossier City, Louisiana, Hilary Irby and Hannah Irby, both of Bastrop; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Jared and Megan Whitard and niece, Josie, of Bossier City. He is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.?Greg's smile was contagious and his magnetic personality left everyone with a lasting impression.
A memorial gathering celebrating Greg's life will be held at Cox Funeral Home in Bastrop, Louisiana on Saturday, January 30th from 3 p.m until 5 p.m.?The family suggest planned memorials be made to St.Jude's Children's Hospital to which Greg was always a faithful contributor.?
Isaiah 41:10 "So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand."
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Published in Bastrop Daily Enterprise on Jan. 29, 2016