George "G.W." William KirbyConway, AR, 1926 - 2014
George "G.W." William Kirby, 88, of Conway passed away November 25, 2014. He was born October 11, 1926 in Detroit, Michigan to the late Clyde S. Kirby and Clara Dollar Kirby.
G.W. was a longtime member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Conway. He was also a member and past president of the Optimist Club and a member of the Knights of Columbus.
G.W. worked for AT&T telephone Company as a telephone technician and retired after 46 years of service. After retiring in 1981 he became the founder and owner of Kirby's Telephone in Conway.
He was a skilled in the craft of woodworking and enjoyed spending time in his workshop. G.W. also loved growing a vegetable garden and was especially good at growing and raising tomatoes.
G.W. was preceded in death by his first wife of 46 years; Mary Florence Burch Kirby, and one daughter; Ann B. Davis.
He is survived by his wife of 13 years; Martha Whitehorn Kirby of Conway, three grandchildren; Stacy Kirby Davis (Alecia) of Conway, Kelley McDougal (Kyle) of Cabot, and Brian Whitehorn (Brandie) of Little Rock, three great grandchildren, one great-great grandson and one sister; Ellen Whitehorn of Conway.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, December 1, 2014 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Conway with Rev. John Marconi officiating. A visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday November 30, 2014 at Roller-McNutt Funeral Home in Conway. Serving as Pallbearers will be Kyle McDougal, Gary Davis, and Brian Whitehorn.
Online guestbook: www.rollerfuneralhomes.com.
Published November 29, 2014
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Roller-McNutt / Conway
8th and Vine, P.O. Box 249, Conway, AR