Val W. Kirby, 100, of Strawberry, Ark., died July 1, 2008, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. He was born Sept. 5, 1907, at Mammoth Spring, Ark., the son of Ewing and Alice (Owens) Kirby.
He was a farmer and carpenter and a member of the Strawberry Church of Christ.
He is survived by: one son, Marvin Kirby of Strawberry; three daughters, Louise Gray and Maxine Gray both of Strawberry and Wilma McGee of Cave City; one sister, Dorothy Warren of Hermitage, Mo.; 12 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; 13 great-great-grandchildren; several nieces; nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by: his parents; his wife, Annie (Geib) Kirby; one son, Val Wayne Kirby; five brothers, Oll Kirby, Roy Kirby, John Kirby, Odell Kirby and Carl Kirby; four sisters, Mona Spillers, Charloette Ernest, Ruby Kirby and Lois Kirby; and two great-grandsons, Jamie Gray and Abram Kirby.
Services were held July 5 at the Strawberry Church of Christ at Strawberry. Burial followed in the Ward Cemetery located at Strawberry with arrangements under the direction of the Qualls Funeral Home of Cave City.
Pallbearers were his grandsons.