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George Hamilton Kirby

Born: Wed., Jan. 12, 1938
Died: Sat., Nov. 9, 2019


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Tue., Nov. 12, 2019
Location: Scottsville Location

Funeral Service

1:00 PM Wed., Nov. 13, 2019
Location: Thacker Brothers Scottsville Funeral Home

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George Hamilton Kirby


     George Hamilton "Dick" Kirby, 81, of Scottsville, passed away on Saturday, November 9, 2019 at his home.    

     He was born on January 12, 1938, the son of the late George Washington and Kathryn Glenn Kirby.     

      In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four sisters: Willie Herndon, Ruth Herndon, Edith Pace, and Jean Ann Kirby; and a special nephew: Kenneth M. Herndon, Jr. who was like a brother to him.    

     Dick retired after 44 years of service from the former Uniroyal Plant in Scottsville.  He had served his country as an M.P. Officer in the U.S. Army.  He loved his family and enjoyed spending time with them.  He was a true animal lover and loved his dogs.

     Survivors include many beloved nieces and nephews, including: Shirley Frances Herndon, wife of his beloved late nephew, Kenneth Herndon; Wayne Herndon and his wife, Vickie and their children: Dustin Herndon and his wife, Rachel, Cody Herndon and his wife, Sarah, Brooke Herndon and her husband, Sean, Timothy Herndon and his wife, Amy and their children: Colby, Caleb, and Anna; and many other extended family members and friends.     

      A funeral service will be conducted at 1:00 pm, Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at Thacker Brothers Scottsville Funeral Home by Mr. Oliver Matney.  Interment will follow in the Scottsville Cemetery.     

      The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 pm on Tuesday evening, November 12, 2019 at the funeral home.     

      Family and friends may share memories and photos at www.thackerbrothers.com.

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Ingrid Payne
   Posted Mon November 11, 2019
So sorry to hear of your loss. I know that he will be missed by all.

Bev Butler
   Posted Mon November 11, 2019
George and his family were great friends from my youth, working together in our family farming operations sharing great meals in those working days, as well as enjoying time together in recreation and hunting activities; a true friendship indeed! We became even closer friends double dating together when Carolyn and I began dating in 1963 and until we married in 1965 during which time George was dating a friend and we shared so many great and fun filled times together, Thanks be to God for all those memories which are truly blessings! While not spending as much time together in our later years we have remained true friends throughout our lives. George enjoyed and shared the fellowship of a large number of friends throughout his life. He will truly be missed by all his family and friends who have had the opportunity to share a friendship and fellowship with him throughout their lives. We will all miss that quiet and easy going smile/grin and greeting which always revealed a gentle character all his own. As Vince Gill sings and we relate to George "Go rest high on that mountain George, for your work on earth is done, Go to heaven a shoutin' love for the Father and the Son". We all look forward to that heavenly reunion with all our family and friends. Bev and Carolyn Butler

Steve wheeler
   Posted Mon November 11, 2019

TRADITIONAL FUNERAL BASKET was sent by steve wheeler.

it was very sad to hear about Dick, our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Steve and Lisa Wheeler.

Amanda Meadows
   Posted Mon November 11, 2019
So very sorry to hear about Dick passing, you are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Mae Robinson DeLong
   Posted Tue November 12, 2019
A world without George - I can’t imagine. My memories go back to 1964 when I first met him(he had hair then). Double dating with Bev and Carolyn, my senior prom at FCHS. And George actually let me borrow his car once day so I could stay for senior activities at school. I drove him to work that morning at Uniroyal. He looked a little faint as I drove away🤣. We’ve had a few conversations since those days over the phone and I visited him once at his beautiful farm. Everything was pristine of course. Although he invited me back for some of his good cooking, I never did😢. Lesson learned: don’t put off doing something tomorrow what you can do today! Enough babbling(as George would say). And I did babble a lot. Rest In Peace my friend.

Doll Gough
   Posted Tue November 12, 2019
George was a dear friend to me ,at Uniroyal and anywhere we meet,l will miss seeing him around Scottsville.So Sorry,May God Bless us Always

Doll Gough
   Posted Tue November 12, 2019
George was a dear friend to me ,at Uniroyal and anywhere we meet,l will miss seeing him around Scottsville.So Sorry,May God Bless us Always

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