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THOMAS KIRBY, JR.

July 29, 1942 December 12, 2020
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MR. THOMAS KIRBY, JR. , 78, WAS KNOWN AROUND TOWN AS "PREACHER MAN", WAS BORN ON JULY 29, 1942 TO THE LATE ANNIE MASE KIRBY AND EDWARD THOMAS KIRBY IN ANSON COUNTY, NC. THOMAS DEPARTED THIS LIFE ON SATURDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2020 AT THE ANSON COUNTY HOSPITAL.

HE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HIS WIFE, LINA LOU KIRBY OF CHESTERFIELD, SOUTH CAROLINA. FROM THAT UNION THEY GAVE BIRTH TO FOUR CHILDREN, JOE FRANK KIRBY OF WADESBORO, NC, LULA MAE STURDIVANT OF SOUTHERN PINES, NC, DELORES KIRBY AND DERAY KIRBY, BOTH OF ROCKINGHAM, NC. ALSO LEFT TO CHERISH HIS LOVING MEMORY ARE; FOUR BROTHERS, WALTER KIRBY OF LILESVILLE, NC, JIMMY KIRBY OF GREENSBORO, NC, ODELL KIRBY OF CALIFORNIA, JEREMIAH KIRBY OF WADESBORO, NC; ONE SISTER, DORIS PEGUESE OF WADESBORO, NC; AND A HOST OF GRANDCHILDREN, GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN, NIECES, NEPHEWS, FRIENDS, AND LOVED ONES.

HE LOVED FISHING, ANIMALS, TALKINGON THE CB RADIO, HUNTING, BOXING, FOOTBALL (HIS FAVORITE TEAM WAS THE MINNESOTA VIKINGS), GOSPEL MUSIC AND OLDIES (HIS FAVORITE WAS "WHEN THE STORM OF LIFE IS RAGING, STAND BY ME").

HE WAS EMPLOYED AT SEVERAL LOCAL FACILITIES INCLUDING TELEDYNE ALLVAC IN MONROE, NC, FRUIT OF THE LOOM IN ROCKINGHAM, NC, SEVERAL LOFFING/PULP WOOD COMPANIES, AND OTHER ODD END JOBS. HE WILL BE MISSED FOR HIS WITTY COMMENTS, JOKES AND NAME CALLING. HE WAS ALSO A MINISTER OF THE GOSPEL AND ENCOURAGED MANY ON HIS LIFE'S JOURNEY.

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