Rev. Charles Vanick Kirby,
80, the widower of Betty Margaret Kirby Kirby, went home to be with the
Lord, Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at his daughter’s residence surrounded
by his loving family and friends.
Mr. Kirby was born the son
of Clyde James Kirby and Fannie Mae Godwin Kirby on February 27, 1940 in
Florence County. He was the owner and operator of C&J Construction
Company. Rev. Kirby was a licensed Minister with the United Congregational
Holiness Church of Georgia for many years and was also a licensed Minister
with the Vision of Mercy Ministry of South Carolina for 16 years.
He was a charter member of the Sounds of Victory Holiness Church where
he has served faithfully for over 35 years and a former member of Cades
Pentecostal Holiness Church. He leaves a Godly legacy as a faithful husband,
devoted father and grandfather, cherished brother, and true friend.
He leaves behind: two children,
John Swain (Cheryl) Kirby and Patsy Ann; four grandchildren, Tabitha (Vance),
Tristan, Craig (Jessica), Travis; and five great-grandchildren, Vance “Junior”,
Damian, Laya, Lonah, and Liam; two brothers, Buck Kirby and Dexter Kirby;
two brother-in-laws, Richard Lloyd (Gail) Kirby and Ronald Osborne.
He was predeceased by:
his parents; two brothers, David Kirby and Carroll Kirby; four brother-in-laws,
Manning Kirby, Darvin Kirby, Rudy Allen Kirby, and Roger Dale Kirby; and
two sisters-in-laws, Ruby Lee K. Matthews and Barbara Ann K. Osborne.
A Home Going Celebration
will be 4PM, Saturday, March 21, 2020 at the Cades Pentecostal Holiness
Church. Interment will follow in the church cemetery directed by
the Hemingway Chapel of McKenzie Funeral Home.
Visitation will be prior
the service 1-4PM, Saturday, March 21, 2020 in the sanctuary of Cades PH
McKenzie Funeral Home is
honored to serve the Kirby Family.