NEW MARKET, Va. — Mr. Larry Michael Kirby, age 62, of New Market, Va., passed away Sunday morning, September 2, 2012, at his home.
He was born September 13, 1949, in Huntingdon, Tenn., and was a son of Lonnie Fred and Ruby Kirby of Paducah, Ky., who survive.
Mr. Kirby attended Gulf Coast College in Panama City, Fla. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1969-1973 as a linguist and cryptographer.
In August 1971, he married the former Martha Anne Herring, who survives.
He retired from Loews Hotel in Washington, D.C., in December 2002 after 32 years in the food and beverage industry.
Also surviving are his daughter, Leigh Anne Kirby Roberts and her husband, Clinton, of Timberville, Va.; a brother, Donald Ray Kirby and his wife, Debbie, of Paducah, Ky.; and nephews and niece, Adam of Louisville, Ky., Brent of Paducah, Ky., Stephanie Weeks and her husband, Jarvis, of Ashburn, Va., and Scott Herring and his wife, Corissa, of Mississippi.
Dr. Tom Smith will conduct a memorial service at 2 p.m. Saturday, September 8, 2012, at the Theis Funeral Chapel in New Market, Va.
Memorial contributions may be made to a local food bank.