OBITUARY

Leon Hodges Kirby

November 2, 1937November 5, 2018
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Leon Hodges Kirby, age 81, of Knoxville, passed away Monday, November 5, 2018. He was a graduate of East High School and a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was an avid golfer and friend to many. Retired from Rohm & Haas. Preceded in death by parents, Cecil and Beulah Kirby; sister, Alma Rhea Kirby. Mr. Kirby is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Monna Kirby; special niece and nephew, Traci and Dan McKee; sister, Wilma Dooley (John); nephews, Joseph Dooley (Elaine), David Dooley (Cathy); niece, Lea Ann Adkins (Steve); several great nieces, great nephews, golfing buddies and friends. A Celebration of Life service will be Thursday, November 8, 2018 with a gathering of friends from 5 to 6 pm. A service of Remembrance will follow from 6 to 7 pm at Holston Hills Country Club, 5200 Holston Hills Road, Knoxville, TN 37914. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The First Tee Greater Knoxville, 2351 Dandridge Ave., Knoxville, TN 37915 or smauer@thefirstteegreaterknoxville.org. The First Tee is an organization which develops values and integrity in youth through the game of golf. Condolences may be offered at www.berrylynnhurst.com

Services

  • Celebration of Life Thursday, November 8, 2018
  • Service of Remembrance Thursday, November 8, 2018
REMEMBERING

Leon Hodges Kirby

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Danny Shropshire

November 10, 2018

I had the pleasure to play golf with Leon Wednesday and Friday at Ruggles Ferry. We always rode together and shared a lot of laughes as well as a few cold drinks. We always had a side bet with another foresome, which we beat them many times Leon enjoyed rubbing it in more than the game itself . I will miss my golf buddy but will cherish his memories from our golf trips and matches.

Leon Rahe

November 8, 2018

Worked with Leon at Rohm and Haas and will miss my golfing buddy at Ruggles Ferry. Sincerest sympathy.

Olivia OJ Corum

November 8, 2018

Praying for the family.

Karen Lawson

November 7, 2018

Our hearts were saddened to hear of your loss and our prayers are with you during this difficult time. May your heart find peace and comfort.

Karen K. Lawson Goose Creek, South Carolina
Lynna M. Ramsay Knoxville, Tennessee

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