May 6, 1947 - May 5, 2020
James Russell Kirby, 72, of Staunton, Virginia and formerly of Alderson, West Virginia, passed away at his home on May 5th, 2020. Russ was born May 6th, 1947 at Blaker's Mill, West Virginia. He was the only son of the late Clara Elva Kirby. He was also preceded in death by a special cousin, Marguerite Kirby. Russ was a retired supervisor of Dominion Virginia Power of Bath County, Virginia. He was a member of Johnson Memorial United Methodist Church in Alderson, West Virginia. He was a member of both Alderson and Staunton Lions Clubs, previously serving as District Governor, member of the Alderson, West Virginia Masonic Lodge #70, AF & AM, and member of the Ronceverte, West Virginia Loyal Order Moose Lodge, #2523. Russ was a longtime committee member of the annual Alderson 4th of July committee and was an instrumental coach and board member of the Alderson baseball and softball Little Leagues. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, WVU Mountaineers, Dallas Cowboys, and Cincinnati Reds fan. Most importantly, Russ knew no strangers and loved his family and friends endlessly. Survivors include his significant other, Linda Pack of Staunton, Va; daughter, Sarah Kirby of Ringgold, Ga; sons, James Russell Kirby, II (Donna) of Grassy Meadows, WV and David (Carrie) of Organ Cave, WV; grandsons, Hunter Kirby and Mason and Ethan Kirby; granddaughter, Rachel Kirby; niece, Dr. Virginia Workman, of New Haven, CT; mother of his children, Susan Hale of Alderson, WV; special friend, Mike Rogers of Alderson, WV; fur friend, Maebelle; and a host of other cousins and extended family. There will be a celebration of Russell’s life to be held at a later date. Henry Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
James Russell Kirby, 72, of Staunton, Virginia and formerly of Alderson, West Virginia, passed away at his home on May 5th, 2020. Russ was born May 6th, 1947 at Blaker's Mill, West Virginia. He was the only son of the late Clara Elva Kirby. He... View Obituary & Service Information
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