OBITUARY

Gordon H. Kirby

June 11, 1935October 7, 2020
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Gordon H. Kirby, 85, of Mechanicsville, passed away on Wednesday, October 7, 2020.

He was a veteran of the U. S. Army and was retired as an electrical contractor. He was a member of the Washington and Henry Masonic Lodge, Mechanicsville. He loved to work and to fish but the most important thing in life to him was his family.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Kirby and is survived by his children, Karen L. Kirby and John G. Kirby (Karen Cartagena); grandsons, Cody Kirby and Brent Kirby Woogen; and brother, William Kirby.

The family will receive friends Monday, Oct. 12, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Nelsen Funeral Home, 4650 S. Laburnum Ave., Richmond, VA 23231. Graveside services will be held Tuesday, Oct. 13, at 3 p.m. at Washington Memorial Park.

The family wishes to thank the Masonic Home of Virginia for their excellent care for the last ten years. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in his honor be made to the Masonic Home of Virginia, P. O. Box 7866, Henrico, VA 23231-0366.

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  • He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Kirby and is survived by his children, Karen L. Kirby and John G. Kirby (Karen Cartagena); grandsons, Cody Kirby and Brent Kirby Woogen; and brother, William Kirby.

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Services

  • Visitation

    Monday, October 12, 2020

  • Graveside Service

    Tuesday, October 13, 2020

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Ronald Artz

October 11, 2020

Sincere condolences to you and your family from Ron and Marilyn Artz. Our thoughts are with you this time.

Renee Kaufelt

October 10, 2020

I work night shift at the masonic home. I am one of the nurses. Karen I called you that night your father had that episode. Your father has always shown me a smile, he has always been so loving and pleasant. I always love going into his room to talk with him. I will share what he told a aide last week when he was suppose to get a shower, he told her "he was having his 1:1 time with God", it touched my heart so much. So I went down to speak with him to make sure he was ok and asked him was he ready for his shower and said "whenever you are". Always tried to keep his independence and dignity. He was very special to me. Thank you for showing all the pictures of his life on here, that meant so much. God bless you all in this time. Always Renee.

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