Clay Kirby was born December 8, 1926 in Jackson County, the son of the late Marshall and Melvina Russell Kirby. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Dee, Bee, Zollie and Seal Kirby, sisters, Moline Ellis and Fannie Kirby. On September 9, 1947 he married Evelyn Wilkerson Kirby. He was a retired logger and farmer. He had been a member of Lafayette Church of Christ since 1947.
He is survived by, wife, Evelyn Wilkerson Kirby of Lafayette; sons, Michael (Hilda) Kirby of Old Hickory, Randy (Deborah) Kirby of Lafayette; brother, Bradley Kirby of Lafayette; sisters, Velma Stubblefield and Betty Lou Sneed both of Lafayette, Robbie Ellis of Whiteland, Ind., Juwidna Young of Franklin, Ind.; grandchildren, Joshua Clay Kirby of Murfreesboro, Meagan Kirby of Lafayette.
Arrangements by Alexander-Goad Funeral Home in Lafayette, TN