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Kirby, John
1945 - 2017
John D. Kirby. Pastor John Douglas Kirby passed away at his home on Tuesday, October 24, 2017. He was born on October 11, 1945 in Randolph County, Alabama to the late Chester M. and Lessie Boyd Kirby. He is survived by his loving wife, Sylvia M. Kirby; children, John D. 'Doug' (Tammy), Kenneth D. (Mindy) and Cherri N. (Charles) Bott; grandchildren, Ryan D. (Katelyn), Taylor M., Haley L. (Jeffrey) Copley, Rachael A., Cole A., C. Trenton, Rylea N. and Landon M.; great-granddaughters, Karlie and Kylie; sister, Joan M. (James) Johnston, sister-in-law, Avonelle Kirby; nieces, nephews and their families. He is preceded in death by his brother Jerry Kirby. An avid motorcycle rider for 20 years, Pastor Kirby and his wife Sylvia were members of the Gold Wing Road Riders. They enjoyed taking their motorcycle to Canada, Nova Scotia, trips up and down the coast, and all 48 states several times. His life as a Pastor spanned 40 years. He dedicated 25 years serving as Pastor at Maize Road Baptist Church. Family will receive friends from 2-5 pm Sunday at Schoedinger Worthington Chapel, 6699 N. High Street in Worthington, where his Funeral Service will be held at 10 am Monday, October 30, 2017. Interment to follow at Kingwood Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to Amyloidosis Foundation, 7151 N. Main St., Ste. 2, Village of Clarkston, MI 48346, (http://www.amyloidosis.org/), (donate by phone: 1-877-269-5643) in his memory. Please visit www.schoedinger.com to send messages of support to his family.
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Oct. 26, 2017
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