Meridian Star

December 19, 2012

John Irby


The Meridian Star

TRUSSVILLE, Ala. —     Services for John Irby were held Monday, Dec. 10, 2012, at 2 p.m., at Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Steve McCarty officiating. A private burial was held in Jefferson Memorial Gardens East with Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home of Trussville in charge of arrangements.

    Mr. Irby, 57, of Birmingham, died Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, after a brief illness. He was retired from Northwest Airlines, where he was employed for over 23 years. He was a member of Faith Community Fellowship, and greatly enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and family, as well

as telling jokes, fishing and watching Alabama football.

    Survivors include his loving wife, Marie Irby; daughter, Tina Harris (Mike); sons: Jeff Strickland (Lisa), and Jonathan Irby (Trina); sisters: Norma Kahl, Glenda Harrison and Betty Haskett; nine grandchildren; and, four great-grandchildren.

    He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Harmon Irby; brother, Robert Irby; nephew, Robbie Irby; brother-in-law, Billy Kahl; and nephew, Clark Kahl.

    In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Faith Community Fellowship Building Fund.