Mr. Kirby was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include his wife of 48 years, LaVine Kirby of Karnak; three daughters, Kathy May Mumm and husband Barry of Random Lake, Wis., Karla Marie Jones and husband James of Karnak and Kelly M. Barringer and husband Brad of North Fondulac, Wis.; one son, James D. Kirby of North Fondulac; 13 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; four sisters; two brothers; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Janie Gilbert Kirby; and two brothers.
Funeral service was held Tuesday at Aikins-Farmer Funeral Home with Rev. Timothy Ford officiate. Music was provided by Shane Baker, soloist. Burial followed at Liberty Ridge Cemetery.