Robert Thomas Kirby

October 29, 1935March 17, 2018

CAYCE - Robert Thomas Kirby, 82, of Cayce, passed away Saturday, March 17, 2018. He was born October 29, 1935 in Motts, SC to the late Rufus Kirby and Eula Miles Kirby. Mr. Kirby served our country in the United States Air Force. He worked at Columbia Fire Department for 35 years, ending his career as Battalion Chief for 4 years. He loved to fish.Surviving are his wife, Donna Kaye Cox Kirby of Cayce; son, Robert Thomas Kirby, Jr. of Columbia; daughter, Cindy Popenhagen of Cayce; four brothers, Olea, William, Hinnant and Jimmy Kirby; sisters, Elsie Kay Davis, Christine Vencill and Janice K. Mooney and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a son, Kenneth LaGrande Kirby; step mother, Mary Magdalene Kirby; sisters, Eldear Kirby, Doris K. Harwell and brother, Cary Lee Kirby. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at Caughman-Harman Funeral Home, West Columbia Chapel with interment in Southland Memorial gardens. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.


  • Visitation Wednesday, March 21, 2018
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Robert Thomas Kirby

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March 20, 2018

My sincere condolences to the family. May the God of all comfort give you the comfort you need to endure this difficult time and the days ahead (2 Corinthians 1:3,4)