May 9, 1928 - December 5, 2021
Mr. Floyd Thomas Kirby, 93, of Lithia Springs, GA, entered into eternal rest on 12/5/2021. Mr. Kirby was born on May 9, 1928, in Carroll County, GA to the late Mr. Floyd Tollison Kirby and Lena Elvira Daniel Kirby. He was a Baptist and Christian by faith who in his later years enjoyed watching sermons on television and reading his Bible. Mr. Kirby served his country beginning at Dobbins Air Force Reserves for one year before joining the US Navy. He served during the Korean War on the USS Piedmont, General AE Anderson and on a Destroyer with a volunteer rescue unit to retrieve bodies. Mr. Kirby retired from Norfolk Southern Railways. He was a member of the brotherhood of Masons (Battle Hill No. 523), Shriners and Eastern Star Douglasville Chapter #423. Mr. Kirby enjoyed everything outdoors, and especially deer hunting. In addition to his parents, Mr. Kirby was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Mae Nixon Kirby, who he married on 3/16/1951, his daughter, Mary Ann Dudley, his son, Larry Steve Kirby, Granddaughter, Mary Elizabeth Kirby, Grandson, Dane Daniel Lee Dickie, Great Grandson, Luke Patterson Dudley and son in law Elwyn Bill Dudley, his 5 brothers, Hermice Kirby, Lewis Kirby, Bobby Kirby, Murphy Kirby and Gaynor Kirby. He is survived by his daughter, Freda Lynne Dickie & husband Mike, daughter-in-law, Diane Grace Kirby, Grandchildren, Dr Elwyn Billy Dudley Jr. & wife Annette, Gary Dudley & wife Candie, Tina White & husband Tim, Rene Keese & husband Randy, Steve Kirby & wife Kristy, Steven Key & wife Heather, Brian Key & wife Melinda, 23 Great Grandchildren, 34 Great Great Grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. In lieu flowers the family requests you make a donation to Union Grove Baptist Church at 6517 Union Grove Road Lithia Springs, Ga 30122. Their phone number is 770-948-2458. Military Honors will be present at the cemetery before the interment.
Mr. Floyd Thomas Kirby, 93, of Lithia Springs, GA, entered into eternal rest on 12/5/2021. Mr. Kirby was born on May 9, 1928, in Carroll County, GA to the late Mr. Floyd Tollison Kirby and Lena Elvira Daniel Kirby. He was a Baptist and Christian... View Obituary & Service Information
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