Noble Kirby

Noble Wayne Kirby of Calvert City, Ky., formerly of St. Elmo, died at 6:30 a.m., Friday, June 9, 2017 at Western Baptist Hospital in Paducah, Ky.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, June 13, at Liberty Christian Church, Brownstown with Tom Fedrigon officiating. Burial followed at Fairview Cemetery, Avena with military rites by Brownstown V.F.W. Post 9770. Visitation was held from 6-8 p.m., Monday, June 12 at Gieseking Funeral Home, Altamont and for one hour prior to service time at the church. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the donor’s choice.

Wayne was born on Monday, July 19, 1948 in Salem, Ill., to Clifford Samuel, Sr. and Iva Belle (Haslett) Kirby. He graduated from St. Elmo High School in 1966 and following graduation served in the United States Army from March 14, 1967 until Feb. 13, 1969. During his service he was stationed in Korea in Section A&B Battery 12th Artillery, and one year on the DMZ. After his service, he was a carpenter and enjoyed woodworking, making several crafts, and enjoyed gardening, fishing and being with family and friends. The last several years he had made his home in Kentucky.

He is survived by: sons, Jon Kirby of California, Troy Pattillo of St. Elmo, Dustin Kirby of Benton, Ky., and Ryan Kirby of Benton, Ky.; grandsons, Skylar, Laden, and Isaiah; granddaughters, Olivia, Ava and Myra; brother, Sam, Jr. (Sherry) Kirby of St. Elmo; sisters, Jean (Lyle) Locke of Pana, Janet (Gene) Ireland of Beecher City, Lois Brozio of Decatur, and Lana (Lowell) Sefton of Brownstown; many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a niece and nephew.

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