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Benjamin Irby Sr.

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Benjamin Robert Irby, Sr.


Benjamin R. (Bobby) Irby, Sr., 71, of 103 River Oaks Dr., Greenville, SC 29611, went home to be with our Lord on Tuesday, May 1st. He was the son of the late Benjamin Roy and Elsie Chapman Irby.

He is survived by his wife, Vicki Hendrix Irby, 3 sons, Jamie Irby and wife, Tabitha and Joey Irby of Greenville and Roger Irby and wife, Valerie of Transfer, PA. Brothers, Thomas R. Irby and Melvin C. Irby of Belton and James L. Irby of New Bern, NC. Grandchildren, Ashton, Mayci, and A.J. of Greenville, Caleb, Rock Hill, SC, Rachel, Mt. Pleasant, SC, Theresa, Ephrata, PA and Rocky of Transfer, PA. He was predeceased by two brothers, Roy Calvin Irby and Alford C. Irby.

He was a member of Masonic Lodge #69, a Navy veteran serving on the USS Bluebird during the Cuban Missile Crisis and then on the USS Pandemus.

Bobby loved sports and played both semi-pro football and baseball. He enjoyed working with children and teens. He spent more than 25 years volunteering as a coach with South Greenville Youth Association and Woodmont High School. He loved working at Woodmont and coached on both the football and baseball teams. By many he is simply known as "Coach."

Visitation will be held Friday, May 4th at Thomas McAfee Funeral Home Northwest, from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM.

Services will be held Saturday, May 5th at 2:00 PM at Tremont Church, of God, 2854 New Easley Hwy., Greenville, SC 29611.

The family is at the home.

Condolences may be made to the family by visiting


Published in The Greenville News on May 4, 2012
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