Clarence Newburn "Clay" Irby

May 3, 1920December 10, 2012

Clarence Newburn “Clay” Irby – a 92 year-old native of Mobile and longtime resident of Satsuma passed away Monday, December 10, 2012. Mr. Irby retired from Delta Airlines as a sales manager after 37 years of service. Following his retirement, he worked as a drug and alcohol counselor for various organizations including the City of Mobile, the Salvation Army, and Bradford. He was a World War II veteran of the United States Army Air Corps and a longtime member of the First Baptist Church of Satsuma. He will long be remembered by many for his phone call rendition of Happy Birthday to the members of the First Baptist Churches of Satsuma and Chickasaw. Mr. Irby was preceded in death by his parents, Zachery W. and Mary Ella Hicks Irby; brother, Harold Irby; sisters, Corinne Rogers, Marie Andrews, and Mildred Busey; nephew, Daryl Busey; and stepson, William M. Haupt, Jr. He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Gloria Haupt Irby; stepchildren, Carol Myers (George), Katherine Henson (Mike), Al Haupt (Wilma), and Elizabeth Haupt Johnson; nephew, Timothy Irby and family; 9 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held from the chapel of Radney Funeral Home in Saraland on Friday, December 14, 2012, at 2 p.m. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 12 noon until the service hour. Interment will be in Pine Crest Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made the First Baptist Church of Satsuma. Condolences may be offered at Arrangements by Radney Funeral Home, 1200 Industrial Parkway, Saraland, Alabama 36571.


  • Visitation Friday, December 14, 2012
  • Funeral Service Friday, December 14, 2012

Clarence Newburn "Clay" Irby

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Heather Lusky

December 12, 2012

Heaven gained an incredible man of God! He is now in heaven singing Happy Birthday to everyone there. I have some wonderful memories of Mr. Irby from First Baptist Satsuma! He loved God with all of his heart. I will never forget the birthday phone call I received every year growing up! He will be greatly missed! My prayers go out to all of his family. May God bring you the peace you need during this difficult time. Mrs. Gloria, I love you and am praying for you!

December 12, 2012

Was so very sorry to read of your family's loss of a dear one. My prayers for peace are with you all
Linda Miller Bennett


December 12, 2012

May God Provide you with a measure of peace during this difficult time. (2Corinthian 1:3,4) I extend my condolences to the family.