William Daniel Kirby

June 27, 1942November 2, 2018

William Daniel Kirby, Muncie, 76, passed away Friday afternoon, November 2, 2018, at his home. He was born Saturday, June 27, 1942 in Muncie, the son of Lloyd and Crystal (Barton) Kirby. He was a Reserve Police Officer for six years and then Mr. Kirby served on the Muncie Police Department for thirty-six years, retiring with the rank of Patrolman. With the police department he was on the Motorcycle Patrol, Bicycle Patrol, Narcotics Agent, Traffic Division, and Wilson Middle School Security Guard and was one of the founding fathers of Blue Knight Indiana #1. His passion in life was helping children and many kids in the Muncie area knew him as “dad” or “grandpa”. William also loved to ride his Harley. Survivors include his wife, Naomi Kirby; children, T.G. (wife Wendi) Kirby, Christopher (wife Nikki) Kirby, Amber Kirby, and Megan (husband David) Fogt; eleven grandchildren, Spencer (fiancé Megan), Stormie (husband Michael), McKenzie (fiancé Zach), Chelsie (husband Austin), Kameo, Kourbon, Quinn, Kalieb (fiancé Makenzie), Tyler, Denise, and Carter; and four great-grandchildren, Gracelynn, Memphis, Daisy, and Daden. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lloyd and Crystal Kirby. Services will be held 1:00 p.m. Thursday, November 8, 2018, at Elm Ridge Funeral Home, 4600 West Kilgore Avenue, Muncie, Indiana 47304 with Pastor Mark Haskett officiating. Private entombment will follow in Elm Ridge Memorial Park Mausoleum. Family and friends may call from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Thursday at Elm Ridge Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be directed to Parkinson’s Awareness Association of Central Indiana, Inc., 4755 Kingsway Drive, Suite #333. Indianapolis, Indiana 46205-1560 or to Riley Hospital for Children, 705 Riley Hospital Drive Indianapolis, Indiana 46202. Online condolences to the family may be sent to


  • Parkinson's Awareness Associattion of Central Indiana
  • Riley Hospital for Children


  • Calling Hours: Thursday, November 8, 2018
  • Celebration of Life: Thursday, November 8, 2018

William Daniel Kirby

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Kevin Rogers

November 11, 2018

I love my uncle Danny very much.
What a great guy, and a wonderful uncle you will be deeply missed.
To my Kirby family Ilove you all very much and hope we can stay in touch.

Thomas Barbour

November 10, 2018

To many memories to mark down. He was a great man. I was a student when he was at Wilson and he personally (not shop with a cop) got me alot of school clothes because he knew I needed them. I called him Grandpa and also use to hang out with him in his garage. He is a big influence on the man I am today. He will be missed.... Love ya old man

Cheryl Kerkhof

November 9, 2018

To Chris Kirby the Family of Bill Kirby,
I am truly sorry for all of our loss of Bill. He will be truely missed and remembered. He was definitely, a 'go to guy' when someone in the community needed help.
Chris, you know how much I enjoyed working with your father and you at Wilson. I am grateful for his help with students and parents. He truely cared for their well being and helped guide many toward a brighter future.
Besides that he was fun to talk to and work with. He has left behind a good legacy.
Sincerely, Cheryl Kerkhof

I am so sorry I could not be the there to give my condolences. My 96 yr old Dad had out patient surgery that day at IU/BMH. I am his only family in town to help him.
Take care and dwell on the fun, happy memories.

judy peterson

November 7, 2018

am so sorry to see a good police officer and a neighbor and a friend pass. the family lived in our neighborhood where the kids all grew up and went to school together. have a lot of memories of those times I know that it is going to be hard to face his loss but know he was a good man, father, and a respected officer who loved what he did.

will think of all of you during this time

take care Judy Peterson

Kim Conner

November 6, 2018

My thoughts and prayers are with the Kirby family. Bill will always be a part of Wilson Middle School. So many memories of that building involve him and his family. Such a sweet man with a heart of gold. He will be missed by many.

Desiray Feshman

November 6, 2018

i miss you uncle danny i miss talking to you when i was little

Tammy Taylor

November 5, 2018

We have so many fun memories with Bill and many to list! Bill with his leather top hat and cigar, riding his Harley with Naomi on the back as we followed speeding down
May Bill and Jim Taylor ride high in Heaven...😢

Sherri Harty

November 5, 2018

Uncle Danny was always happy and cared deeply for all the kids his whole life. When I was a child his place was always a good safe place to be. He always gave me pointers on how to defend myself with the boys. You will be greatly missed. And your smile will always be in my heart. Love you, Uncle Danny. Rest In Peace.

Amber Dilmore

November 5, 2018

I remember going to school and seeing his smiling face and when I got into trouble he would always say your grandpa will give u a whooping.. we love u and we will miss u.. ur gone but never forgotten..

Ieaschia Taylor

November 5, 2018

I remembered officer kirby from school he was the sweetest and ill always remember him praying for his family and also remember the son Chris kirby from school Wilson your family are in my prayers..