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Kirby Blackburn

May 10, 1959November 18, 2020
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Kirby Louis Blackburn, age 61, of Georgiana, passed away peacefully Wednesday, November 18, 2020, at home surrounded by his family and loved ones. Kirby was known for his love and dedication to public service. He began his love for the first responder lifestyle at age 14 working with Max Ambulance Service. Having a “Servant’s Heart”, Kirby became a firefighter with Georgiana Fire Department in 1990. Kirby and several of his colleagues worked tirelessly for 5 years and in 1995 proudly opened South Butler Rescue Squad.

Kirby loved his wife and all of his family wholeheartedly; he was a “father figure” to several people and would lend a helping hand to anyone in need. He always stood firm on his beliefs and you always knew what was on his mind! Kirby would always lend a helping hand to anyone in need and even through this past year, he would answer any call that was dispatched out and needed help. Kirby will not only be missed by his large group of family and friends but he will also be missed by the community as well.

Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife of 17 years, Debbie Blackburn; daughter Shannon Lewis Whigham (Shannon “Whig”); son T.J. Lewis (Aerial); sister Debby Blackburn Lowe (Conley); brother Mason Blackburn; grandchildren Talan, Arabella, and M.K.; nieces Jamie Roberts, Melody Blizzard, Tara Brown, Vickie Blackburn, and Haley Gipson; nephews Jason Wunderlich, Gabe Carpenter, Andrew Carpenter, and Allen Blackburn; great-nieces Levi Locher, Shae Taylor, Adelaide and Evie Carpeter, Abegail Garpenter, Breylon Gipson; great-nephews Lucus Carpenter, Parker Blackburn, Kaiden Cambell; great-great niece Charleigh Grace Taylor; great-great nephew Garrett Taylor; special friends Rex and Selina Stokes A.K.A. “Mother and Daddy”; and many many adopted children and family. He was preceded in death by his loving mother, Alene Riley; father Vernie Blackburn; step-father Stanley Riley; sister Shelia Sellers; brother Rickey Blackburn; and nephew Eric Dewulf. A Gathering of Family and Friends will be held on November 20, 2020, at 6:00 P.M. at Johnson Funeral Home, 218 W. State Highway 106, Georgiana, Alabama. Memorialization is by cremation. Johnson’s Funeral Home of Georgiana has been entrusted with arrangements.

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Kittye Lowe Perry

November 23, 2020

Kirby was one of a kind with a heart of gold! Prayers for your family in the days and weeks ahead!

Monica Gruenewald-Pate

November 21, 2020

Kirby was a great friend of my parents, Mark and Brenda Gruenewald. Without a doubt, Georgiana has lost yet another pillar of the community. You will be greatly missed, Kirby!

Carla Gaines

November 20, 2020

Kirby will be greatly missed. Many prayers for all his family and friends.

Glenda Mount

November 20, 2020

KIRBY A VERY SPECIAL FRIEND. THANK ALOTS FOR THE LAUGHTER AND HAPPINESS YOU GAVE US ALL YOU WILL BE GREATLY MISS. WE ALL LOVE YOU..

Jennifer Girlie

November 19, 2020

Truly one of a kind and a great friend. We will miss him!!

Sybil Scott

November 19, 2020

Layton and I are so very sorry for your loss. We loved Kirby and will be praying for all of the family. With Much Love and Prayer !

Margaret Gandy

November 19, 2020

To the family l will pray for you. I will miss my Class mate very much love you Class 1977 Georgiana High school

Jennifer bell

November 19, 2020

Prayers for the family at the devastating time kirb was a great man an loved family an friends an would make u laugh if u was having a bad day won’t be the same anymore..... Love the Wilson’s an Bell family

Sarah Evans

November 19, 2020

Prayers to all the family.Kirby will be missed by all. The Evans Family

wayne lee

November 19, 2020

RIP My Friend ! As long as the river flows,I will think of you everytime I'm on it !!!

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