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Gerald Ray Kirby

October 19, 1937 ~ July 18, 2019 (age 81)

Gerald Ray Kirby, age 81, of Fairburn, passed away on Thursday, July 18, 2019.  He was born on October 19, 1937, in Albany to Edward and Frances (Lynch) Kirby.  He graduated from Florida State University and went on to play for the Detroit Tigers Farm League.  He later retired as a self-employed painter.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Larry Kirby.

He is survived by:  daughter, Tameka Ammons of Fairburn; son, Anthony Kirby of Fairburn; sisters, Sandra Holly and her husband Don, of Fayetteville, Joyce Zimmerman and her husband, Zimmy, of Acworth and Bobbie Kirby of Carrollton; and several grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, August 3, 2019, in the chapel of Holly Hill Funeral Home.  Visitation will be held at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.

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