Barry W. Irby of Metropolis, Illinois, formerly of Rosiclare, Illinois, passed peacefully on Saturday, December 26.
Barry is survived by his wife of 48½ years, Alberta (Jackson) Irby of Metropolis; mother-in-law, Dortha Jackson of Golconda; two children, Kim (Ryan) Fairchild of Metropolis and Billy (Kacie) Irby of Eldorado; three grandchildren, Allyson and Dylan Fairchild of Metropolis and Brianna Bennet of Eldorado; a sister, Margaret Henderlight of Corbin, Kentucky; a niece, Shari Sevier of Corbin; and several cousins.
Barry was preceded in death by his parents, Mildred and William “Sneezer” Irby, and a nephew, Mark Henderlight.
Barry was a proud Vietnam veteran, serving in the Army from 1969 to 1971. He was retired from Hardin County General Hospital, where he worked as a Lab Technician and was a member of First Baptist Church in Metropolis.
Graveside services with military rites will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, December 30, 2020, at Kingston Cemetery with Rev. Wesley Davis officiating.
Pallbearers will be John Belford, Daniel Moore, Robert Puckett, Barry Williams, Mike Harris, Billy Irby, and Ryan Fairchild.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Aikins-Farmer-Loftus-McManus Funeral Home. Online condolences may be left at www.aikinsfarmer-