Mr. Kirby was born Aug. 31, 1959, in Hanford, Calif., to Virginia Rae Yaws and Arthur Francis Kirby. He married Karla Squires in Beeville on June 1, 2008, and was a truck driver for On The Job Concrete/McAllen Construction.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur Francis Kirby and Virginia Rae Sheetz; a brother, Charles; and a sister, Rebecca.
Survivors include his wife of three years, Karla Kirby of Beeville; a daughter, Hope Ann Hicks Bohannon of California; two sons, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Kirby II of Alice and Michael A. C. Kirby of Beeville; a step-father, Francis Sheetz; a brother, Michael J. Kirby of Ben Bolt; two sisters, Dora Cozart of Ben Bolt and Jeanie Massaro of Beeville; three nieces and three nephews; and 15 great-nieces and great-nephews.
The funeral service was conducted at 10 a.m. Friday at Primera Baptist Church with Marcelino Garcia officiating.
Galloway & Sons Funeral Home