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Roy Mack Kirby

July 30, 1941April 28, 2021

Waynesville-Roy Mack Kirby, 79, went to be with the Lord on April 28, 2021 at Mission Memorial Hospital. Born on July 30, 1941, to the late Richard Earl Kirby and Annie Waldrep Kirby in Valley, Alabama.

Roy attended Auburn University receiving a degree in Electrical Engineering, and later went on to earn a law degree from Woodrow Wilson College of Law in Atlanta Georgia. Roy spent his career of 34 years with Georgia Power Company. Roy enjoyed spending time with his wife, family and his beloved cats, being at the lake, and playing golf with special friends.

In addition to his parents, Roy was preceded in death by his brother Eric Kirby.

Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 30 years Jennie Kirby; daughters Susan Waldrep Kirby, Penelope Kirby Corbin (Kingsley); granddaughters Annie MacGregor Corbin and Abigail Lane Corbin.

The family request memorial contributions be made in memory of Roy to Feline Urgent Rescue by mail at FUR of WNC, PO Box 1352, Waynesville, NC 28786.

At Roy’s request no services will be held at this time, however a Celebration of Life will be planned at a future date.


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Joyce Pilkington-Hughes

May 5, 2021

Words cannot express how much we will miss Roy. Arlie and I loved Roy and he was a good friend, more like family. Over the years we have enjoyed many good times with Jennie and Roy and we always loved hearing his stories. I will miss fixing chicken and dumplings for him and hearing his blessing of the meal.
Jennie, Penelope and Susan we will continue to hold you all close in our thoughts and prayers. Roy will be missed and thought of often. We are here if you need us. Love you all, Joyce and Arlie.

Betts Pobuda

May 2, 2021

This world has lost a dear, thoughtful, gentle man. Yes, a very real southern gentleman. Whether it was the Alaska cruise or the trip to the Masters, Jerry and I so loved going with Roy and Jennie. The golf foursome meant so much to Jerry as you, Jennie, have told me so many times, it did to Roy too. And I'll always remember Roy's banana bread. Safe travels, my friend.

Anita Pittman

April 30, 2021

A true "Southern Gentleman" from South Alabama. We will remember his nonjudgmental love and genuine respect for all people. We will strengthen Jennie with our love and Roy, please join us in spirit for all the blessings at meals until we meet again. Anita and Brian

Janet Reinhold

April 30, 2021

We have so enjoyed getting to know Roy the last few years! So sorry for your loss and know we are sending our heartfelt love and prayers to you, Love Janet and Larry

Sandi Sprenger

April 29, 2021

The world lost a quiet, kind, generous soul when Roy passed. I will always remember our times hanging light fixtures, going on barn tours, golfing, grilling and just hanging out telling stories. He was a man of few words and his faith was deep and true. I will miss you.

Keep an eye out for us down here, lord knows we need it! Go be free my friend.