Gerald Kirby Blow

November 24, 1954November 18, 2021

Gerald Kirby Blow better known as Kirby passed away peacefully on November 18th, 2021 due to the spread of cancer form his colon to his esophagus. Kirby was born November 24th, 1954 in Cahaba Heights, AL worked many years for SMI Steel as well as a contracted painter most of his life. Kirby’s hobbies included spending time with family & friends, driving across the United Staes, and catching Alabama games on Saturdays during the fall. As he would say ROLL TIDE ROLL! Kirby was a complex man with a big heart that loved his family tenfold. In order to understand him you would have had to know him personally. His laughter could fill a room, his smile would warm your heart, but watch out that smile might also mean he was up to something. Proceeded in death Father: Paul Edward Blow, Step-Father: William Allen Johnson, Aunts: Betty B. Campbell, Elizabeth B. Rives, Uncle: Robert Blow. Survived by Mother: Janice (Ziggy) A. Johnson, Daughter: Amethyst R. Blow, Sister: Pamela (Jo) Beeson, Brother-in-law: William Beeson, Nephews: William A. Beeson, Nicholas A. Beeson, Niece: Ashley N. Beeson, Aunts: Nelda E. Shifflett, Rhonda T. Brasher, Uncles: Tommy Thompson, Jere Thompson, Cousins: Mark Shifflett, Mark Shifflet Jr., Brittney Lankford, James (Jimmy) Campbell, Robbie Rives, Robert (Bobby) Blow, Caregivers: Teressa & Randal (Randy) Eades. Viewing 12 P.M. and Service 1 P.M. will be at Rideout’s Valley Chapel on 1800 Oxmoor Rd, Homewood AL 35209. Burial service to follow at Cahaba Heights Baptist Church 3800 Crosshaven Dr, Vestavia Hills, AL 35243. In closing Kirby’s family want to thank everyone for their encouragement, prayer, and love we saw God’s love pouring out of y’all and on him and his family. We can do all things though Christ who strengthens us. Phillippians 4:13

A visitation for Gerald will be held Wednesday, November 24, 2021 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM at Ridout's Valley Chapel, 1800 Oxmoor Road, Homewood, AL 35209, followed by a funeral service from 1:00 PM.

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    Wednesday, November 24, 2021


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Connie Bearden

November 24, 2021

I truly love Kirby he always made me laugh coming to see me at the early morning hours at Circle K he will truly be missed… Fly High my Friend

David Melton

November 20, 2021

I am sad to hear that Kirby passed away. Growing up in Cahaba Heights back in the old days, me and my brother Brett used to hang out with Kirby, play pool and drink beer. We fed many quarters into Pac-Man back then. Those were some fun times. If you had a problem, Kirby would do anything to help you out. I always remember Kirby having a smile on his face. He always had a funny joke or story to tell. He was stand up guy that will surely be missed.