Bobby E. Kirby
Bobby E. Kirby, of Everton, Missouri, passed away peacefully on January 12, 2022 at the age of 79 on the farm where he was born and raised.
He was born in the Hampton community near Everton, Missouri, to Charlie and Margaret (Peeples) Kirby. Bobby graduated from Ash Grove High School. He served his country in the United States Army and the Army National Guard.
Bobby married Beverly Lynn Piper on November 23, 1963. They were blessed to share 58 years of marriage. They had one daughter, Julie.
Bobby and his brother, Kenneth, owned and operated Ash Grove Farm Supply that their father founded. In 1974, Bobby and Kenneth joined their brother-in-law, Max King, to form King and Kirby Durocs, a purebred hog operation. Bobby also worked for county townships doing road maintenance. He was a farmer all of his life, and enjoyed working outside.
Bobby was member and a deacon at the Ash Grove First Christian Church. He served on the Everton School District School Board and as a 4-H Leader.
Bobby loved his grandsons, Jacob and Josh, and enjoyed going to their school activities and following their ball teams.
Bobby was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie and Margaret Kirby; one sister, Doris King; his brother, Kenneth Kirby; four brothers-in-law: Max King, James McClelland, Bill Costley, and Joe Evans; and one nephew, Brad Hickman.
He is survived by his wife, Beverly, of the home; daughter, Julie King (Jason) of Dadeville, Missouri; two grandsons, Jacob and Josh King of Dadeville, Missouri; three sisters: Barabara McClelland of Ash Grove, Missouri; Norma Costley of Carl Junction, Missouri; and Charlene Jaeger (Jim) of Springfield, Missouri; one sister-in-law, Evelyn Kirby of Springfield, Missouri; three nieces: Debbie (King) Pelkie (Jim) of Lakewood, Colorado; Kendra (Kirby) Craft (Mark) of Springfield, Missouri; and Kathy Rankin (Mike) of Springfield, Missouri; five nephews: David Costley (Tracy) of Carl Junction, Missouri; Roger Evans (Renee) of Willard, Missouri; Steven McClelland (Becky) of Ash Grove, Missouir; David Hickman (Mary) of Fenton, Missouri; and Brian Hickman (Brandy) of Springfield, Missouri; and a host of great nieces and nephews.
Graveside services were held at 3 p.m. on Monday, January 17, 2022, in Ash Grove Cemetery. Family and friends were welcome to view and pay their respects at their convenience on Sunday from 12 to 3 p.m. in the funeral chapel.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, the Ozark Food Harvest, or to the charity of the donor’s choice.
Online condolences may be shared at www.greenfieldfuneralchapel.com. Services were under the care of Greenfield Funeral Chapel.
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