David Kirby, Jr. made his entrance into the world on January 14, 1942 to the parentage of the late David Kirby, Sr. and Dorothy Mae Kirby in Wayne County. He later moved to Waycross, GA where he attended the Ware County School System and graduated from Center High School in 1961. He was employed with Atlantic Coast Line for 26 years.
He was joined in holy matrimony to Kareema Cooper on December 26, 1967 and to this union one child was born. He accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as his personal savior. He loved singing in the choir, gardening, fishing, and sitting on the front porch. He also loved his family and always went out of his way to see about them.
He was preceded in death by two loving sisters, Minnie Lou Kirby-Gilbert and Barbara Ann Kirby-Fulmore; and his only brother, James V. "Governor" Kirby. David knew Jesus was with him in his last hours and put his loving arms around him and called him home on Sunday, April 15, 2018.
He leaves to cherish his memory a loving and devoted wife, Kareema C. Kirby, a loving daughter, Comalita Kirby-Jackson (Maurice) of Macon, GA; grandson, Xavier Kirby Hires of Jacksonville, NC (United States Marine Corps); granddaughter, Aishia L. Jackson of Macon, GA; a loving aunt, Thelma Bacon of Waycross; special cousins, Sylvester James of Waycross, Betty McPhaul of California; special niece, Brittany Thomas of Waycross, loving caring and devoted nieces, Andrea Fulmore, Cynthia Fulmore-Taiwo, Shekia Kirby all of Waycross; Darlene Fulmore-Aiken of Stathon, GA; loving nephews, Ansel Fulmore, Jr., David Fulmore, Timothy Fulmore of Waycross; god-sister, Annette McGauley of Blackshear, GA; special friends, Willie Rawls, Alberta Williams, J.C. Bowen and a host of in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.