KIRBY, II, William I.|
MSgt. William I. Kirby II (Retired) (Bill) On Monday, January 27, 2014 at 10:16 a.m., God finally closed Bill's eyes for the last time after a long and courageous battle with a long-term illness. His family was by his side.
Bill was born on June 27, 1937 in Camden, Tennessee to Millard and Georgia Kirby. He loved sports, dancing, and was a great artist and mechanic. He also loved children and animals. His love for airplanes led him to work for the airlines, get his pilots license for small airplanes and eventually join the military.
Bill served 26 years in the United States Air Force, traveling to many countries. After retiring, he then went on to work for the Travis County Sheriff Department and was there 14 years before retiring to enjoy his favorite hobby, Hamm radio. Through this he made many lasting friendships.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents.
Bill is survived by his loving wife, Margaret; his daughter, Jackie Garza and husband Eddie; his son, Billy Kirby and wife Barbara; 8 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; his sister Barbara Davis and husband Jim; and several nieces and nephews.
I would like to give a special thanks to Odyssey Hospice; especially Toni, Barbara, Lisa, Ruby and Edward for being there for Bill and helping me to care for him.
Services will be at Cook-Walden/Capital Parks in Pflugerville on Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 2 p.m. Visitation will be held from 12:00- 1:30 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in Bill's name can be given to Our Savior Lutheran Church, 1513 E. Yager Ln., Austin, Texas 78753.
Please visit www.cookwaldencapitalparks.com for Bill's memorial website.
Published in Austin American-Statesman from Feb. 5 to Feb. 6, 2014