CREEDMOOR-Mr. Edwin Ray Kirby, Sr., 92, passed away, Wednesday, March 23, 2022 at Person Memorial Hospital.
Mr. Kirby was born March 10, 1930 to the late William and Addie Mae Kirby in Person County, North Carolina. He proudly served his country in the United States Army during World War II. Mr. Kirby retired from the North Carolina State Highway Patrol after 31 years. His dedicated handle on CB Radio was “Quick Draw.” He was a member of Long Memorial Methodist Church in Roxboro, North Carolina and then became a member of Butner Baptist Church. Mr. Kirby enjoyed golfing, telling jokes and giving nicknames. He will be remembered as a loving and devoted father and grandfather.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Michael Kirby; brother, Billy Kirby, Jr., Ben Kirby and Bob Kirby.
Mr. Kirby is survived by his sons, Edwin “Ray” Kirby, Jr. and Tracy Kirby (Rosie); grandchildren, Bobbie Marie Kirby, Amaris Kirby Elder (Wesley), Matthew E. Kirby (Amanda), Michael G. Kirby (Kaila); great-grandchildren, Michael R. Kirby and Matthew R. Kirby; brother, Frank Kirby (Barbara) and numerous other loving family members.
A graveside service will be held 11:00 a.m., Saturday, March 26, 2022 at Person Memorial Cemetery.
Flowers are acceptable and may be sent to the family at 7565 Leasburg Rd., Roxboro, NC 27524 or memorial contributions can be directed to Long Memorial Methodist Church, 226 N Main Street, Roxboro, NC 27573.