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35 Duke St.
P.O. Drawer 525
Granite Falls, NC 28630
Phone: (828) 396-3385
Fax: (828) 396-4055
William Kirby

William Billy Kirby

Saturday, October 7th, 1933 - Wednesday, September 11th, 2019
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Obituary

William Kirby, age 85 of Hudson went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, September 11, 2019, at Catawba Valley Medical Center. He was born October 7, 1933, son of the late Henry and Rosa Kirby.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by three brothers, Jay Kirby, Homer Kirby and R.L. Kirby and one sister, Colleen Miller.

Those left to cherish his memory are one daughter, Billie Lynn Ward (Rodney) of Hudson; one grandson, Rodney “Lee” Ward (Alicia Bryant) of Hudson; one great-grandson, Tucker Lee Ward of Hudson.

The family will receive friends Saturday, September 14, 2019, from 1:00 to 2:00 PM at Mackie-Whisenant Funeral Home. The service will follow in the chapel at 2:00 PM with Rev. Julius Wittenberg officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, Lenoir.
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  • Visitation

    Saturday, September 14th, 2019 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    When
    Saturday, September 14th, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Location
    Mackie-Whisenant Funeral Home
    Address
    35 Duke St.
    Granite Fallls, NC
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  • Service

    Saturday, September 14th, 2019 | 2:00pm
    When
    Saturday, September 14th, 2019 2:00pm
    Location
    Mackie-Whisenant Chapel
    Address
    35 Duke St.
    GRANITE FALLS, NC
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  • Interment

    Location
    Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, Lenoir, N.C.
    Address
    Orchard Drive,
    LENOIR, NC 28645
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Tara Smith

Posted at 11:24am
Oh my what can i say about sweet Billy. I've known him for over 15 years and I am very appreciative of our banter over the years. He was quite the ladies man and had lots of "girlfriends" that he promised to marry once his daughter would allow it.
He always had time to tell you a story, tell you a joke or pick on you.
He played lots of jokes on people and you couldn't help but smile when you saw him.
He worked everyday and I strive to leave behind such an impressive legacy of love and laughter.
TM

Tracy Mathis

Posted at 08:17am
Bill was such an awesome and sweet man! So glad that I the chance to know him and grew up knowing him as Papaw Bill through my child hood years. We shared the same birthday and after running into each other at Mom’s Country Kitchen some years later, where he would come everyday for a cup of coffee, he would call and sing Happy Birthday to me and invite me out for Birthday dinner. My prayers are going out to his family.
J

Juanita

Posted at 12:11pm
At this sorrowful period in your life, please accept my sincerest condolences for the death of your loved one.  Reflecting on the divine promises found in the Bible will give you hope and strength to keep going until all of God's promises are fulfilled. (Romans 15:13; John 5:28, 29).
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