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Theodore Andy Kirby

December 5, 1955 — April 1, 2022

Theodore Andy Kirby

 

Society Hill, SC

 

Mr. Theodore Addison “Andy” Kirby, 66, died on Friday, April 1, 2022.  Born, December 5, 1955, in Blenheim, SC, he was a son of the late Theodore Kirby and Flora Catherine Hudson Bryant and Glenn Bryant, Sr.  Andy graduated Class of 1974 from Cheraw High School and worked for Thermo-Fisher Scientific.  He was a member of Welsh Neck Baptist Church in Society Hill, SC where he loved to see youth in the church.  Andy was a member of Cheraw Masonic Lodge #15 and helped with numerous civic organizations and programs, such as Christmas in April, Relay for Life, Habitat for Humanity, The Angel Tree, and helping place wreaths at cemeteries for Veteran’s Day and Memorial Day.

 

He loved spending time with his family and grandchildren taking vacations, and eating at different restaurants, especially crab legs and seafood.  Andy also loved his yellow Camaro, riding his motorcycle, his tractor, and old cars.  He enjoyed spending time helping people by donating his time and money any way that he could and helping work at Norris Farms with his friends.  Andy loved people and never met a stranger, but most of all he loved his wife, whom he had been with for 46 years.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Theodore Kirby, Flora Kirby Bryant, and Glenn Bryant, Sr.; his grandmother, Shirley Graham; brothers, Harold Jefferson Bryant, Donald Gene Kirby, and Glenn Bryant, Jr.; a sister, Mia Michelle Bryant; and mother-in-law, Virginia McCall.

 

Andy leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving wife of 42 years, Laura Purvis Kirby of the home; daughters, Jennifer Kirby (James Erwin) of Mayesville, SC, Jessica Hatcher (Jackie Hatcher, Jr.) of Darlington, SC, and Journey Lomas (Brandon Lomas) of Society Hill, SC; brothers, Woodrow Kirby (Sheila), and Charles Kirby; sisters, Kathy Shoemake, Joann Warr (Randy), Frances Locklear (Evans), and Dora Locklear; grandchildren, Kirby Gainey, Baylee Gainey, J.J. Erwin, Zaylor Hatcher, Kross Hatcher, Ezra Hatcher, Salem Lomas, and Bexley Lomas; great-grandchildren, Kyler Gainey, and Paislee Gainey; a sister-in-law, Angie Bryant; brother-in-laws, Brandon Wilson (Michelle), Chad Wilson, and Tony Purvis (Debbie); a special aunt, Shirley Bryant; his work family; and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.

 

The family will receive friends from 3:00 until 4:00 p.m. on Monday, April 4, 2022, prior to the funeral service at Welsh Neck Baptist Church in Society Hill, SC.

 

A funeral service will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, April 4, 2022, at Welsh Neck Baptist Church in Society Hill, SC.  Burial will follow at the Church Cemetery.

 

The family requests that all who attend the services for Andy, please wear face coverings. For any who may not have face coverings, one will be provided for you.

 

The family is gathering at the home of Journey Lomas, Andy’s Daughter, 8753 Highway 52 South, Society Hill, SC 29593.

 

Kiser Funeral Home is serving the Kirby Family in their time of grief.

 

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Visitation

Monday, April 4, 2022

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Monday, April 4, 2022

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Burial

Monday, April 4, 2022

Starts at 4:30pm (Eastern time)

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112 Church Street, Society Hill, SC 29593

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