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Ridout's Trussville Chapel

1500 Gadsden Hwy, Birmingham, AL

OBITUARY

Fred Cole KIRBY

May 2, 1952March 15, 2020

Fred Cole Kirby, Jr. of Trussville, Alabama passed away on Sunday, March 15, 2020 at the age of 67. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, and grandfather who was very much loved and will be greatly missed. Living in the Birmingham area for most of his life Fred graduated from Huffman High School in 1971 and worked for Turner Supply for over 30 years. He loved pulling for his Auburn football, playing golf, and fishing. Fred enjoyed going to the lake but mostly loved just relaxing and spending time with his family and grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred C. Kirby, Sr and Frances Baker Kirby; and a sister, Linda Ann Davidson. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Emma Kent Kirby; his daughter, Mary Frances Velotas and her husband, Jimmy Velotas; and his grandchildren, Emma Catherine Velotas and Michael James Velotas; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and other extended family. A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at Marvins Chapel Cemetery in Pinson, Alabama beginning at 2 pm.

Services

  • Graveside Service Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Memories

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Chip Schramm

March 17, 2020

Chip Schramm

March 17, 2020

Fred was a fantastic human being. He worked at my family buisness for over 30 years. We were blessed to have him at our company and I was honored to call him a friend. The Turner and Schramm familes share their condolences, and desire for peace to all that knew Fred and his family.

Melanie Valekis

March 16, 2020

I’ll always remember going to the lake and him sitting on the back porch while we (me, Joey, Mary & Jimmy) were there, just being so happy and content. You could tell he just loved the lake so much. He watched our families grow together...and loved seeing his grandkids and my kids play. He will definitely be missed & I am praying for his sweet family during this time. Eternal be his memory.

Martha Seay

March 16, 2020

Emma I'm so sorry for the loss of your husband. I never know what to say in a moment like this. Just know you and your family is being thought of and prayed for. Your loving cousin, Martha Seay.

Michele Radachy

March 16, 2020

Kenna and I are so sorry for you loss. We have so many memories of Fred - from boating, fishing, helping us put the kitchen cabinets in, the many poker nights on the lake, parties on the lake, etc. He was a great friend who became part of our Alabama family. The funniest memory I have is Fred is when he was counting the shad he caught in the lake, as he was throwing them back in the water. Our dog Zeus was watching every fish, waiting for Fred to give him one. I told Fred he’d better give Zeus a fish or Zeus would find a way to get one. When Fred got down to the last fish, Zeus decided he was getting it and grabbed the fish, along with Fred’s hand. 😂 I started laughing so hard I couldn’t even ask Fred if he was ok, as his hand was bleeding with fang marks in it.

WAYNE FRANKS

March 16, 2020

FRED WAS A GREAT PERSON I WORKED WITH HIM FOR A PERIOD OF 20 YEARS AND CONSIDERED HIM A FRIEND AND THOUGHT A LOT OF FRED ,GOD BLESS YOU FRED

Carolyn Rollins

March 16, 2020

My fondest memories of Fred & his family are on the lake.. Being pulled around behind the boat on a float and having many wonderful meals on the summer holidays at the lake.. He was a true friend & a loving husband, father, grandfather & friend. He will be missed.. My love & prayers are with all his family & many friends..

Kay Ballard

March 16, 2020

I worked with Fred for many years at Turner. I work in our Mobile office but had the opportunity to talk with Fred regarding customers that paid with credit cards. Had a great sense of humor and always pleasant. Sorry to hear of his passing.

Kay Ballard

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY