Carrel Edwin Kirby


On April 10, 2019 Carrel Kirby passed away peacefully, surrounded by beloved family. While we are saddened by his loss to this world, we praise God for the hope He brings.

Carrel Edwin Kirby was born December 2, 1945 to Thurman and Margaret Kirby in Dallas, Texas. He is survived by his wife of 52 years Linda Kirby of Quinlan, Texas, mother Margaret Kirby of Greenville, Texas, daughter Christy Kirby of Plano, Texas, granddaughter and grandson-in-law Zoie and Cody Drake of Houston, Texas, son and daughter-in-law Jason and Chasity Kirby and children Connor and Zoi of Longview, Texas, brother and sister-in-law Jim and Lea Ann Kirby of Denton, Texas, and sister-in-law Jean Kirby of Mt. Pleasant, Texas. He was preceded in death by son Scot Kirby, father Thurman Kirby, and brother Thurman Ray Kirby.

Carrel was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend. He was a deacon and servant leader in his church. Carrel never met a stranger, was a hard worker, and loved the lord with all his heart.

The family welcomes friends and loved ones to the visitation and celebration of life.
Published on April 11, 2019
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Mike Weesner
Apr 14, 2019
I had the honor and privilege to work as an understudy, assistant, and later thanks to him as a colleague or fellow manager at Eckerd Drugs. When I received the tragic news the first thing that popped into my head was his smile. He had a great smile and a great sense of humor. A man's man and a friend to anyone he met. What a testament to see all the fellow employees from 20 some odd years ago there to pay tribute to the boss, friend, father figure, buddy who was Carrel Kirby. Thanks for the memories and we WILL see you again!
Teddy Ridout
Apr 13, 2019
Carrel joined our family when his beautiful and precious granddaughter Zoie, married our Cody Drake. After our first meeting, I knew I had met a wonderful and loving Husband, Dad and Grandfather. My deepest condolences go out to Linda, Christy and Zoie. Carrel was an incredible person, and he will be truly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
JM and Lisa. Daniel
Apr 13, 2019
Praying for family and friends.
Karen Havens
Apr 13, 2019
Such a wonderful man to raise a beautiful woman like Christy. Your in our prayers and thoughts.
Cindy Fain
Apr 13, 2019
Praying for peace that passes understanding for my friend, Christy, and her family. A godly man leaves such a legacy. They are blessed.. ❤️
Mary Love
Apr 12, 2019
Christy Kirby is very special to our class at Hunters Glen Church. No doubt that she credits her wonderful family for some of her servant’s heart and beautiful spirit. We send condolences and peace messages to the family at this time.
Brexton Collins
Apr 12, 2019
Best friend and one great petson
Sherrie Grokett
Apr 12, 2019
There are special people who come into our lives. It seems the doors through which they enter are on a constant swing of open and close.
Carrel Kirby was one such person. I didn't know him long, but I could tell he was a very good man who never met a stranger. He loved the Lord, and he loved his family. Serving God was Carrel''s main business.
There was something special about Carrel. Anyone could tell that by looking at him and being in his presence. He was a happy, spirit-filled man. He loved all people, and people were drawn to him.
I feel so badly for his family, church family, and friends that the door closed when we were not ready to say goodbye. I know he would wa
...nt us all to know he is fine and happy and will be waiting to see all of us again. He would also want to tell us to get to know the Lord if we don't already. That was his life''s purpose-telling about Christ''s love and sacrifice and being an example of Him.
My sincerest condolences to all his family and friends.
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Marlene Samuel
Apr 12, 2019
“What we have once enjoyed, we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes part of us.” – Helen Keller........with deepest sympathy, Marlene Samuel, Cary Haramoto
John and Anna Nallon
Apr 12, 2019
We are so sorry for your loss of Carrel. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Much love! John and Anna