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 Kirby Calvin Smith, Sr

Kirby Calvin Smith, Sr

Florence, Rankin County, Mississippi, USA
Death 7 Dec 2010 (aged 89)
Jackson, Hinds County, Mississippi, USA
Burial Florence, Rankin County, Mississippi, USA
Memorial ID 62710581 · View Source
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Kirby Calvin Smith, Sr., 89, a lifelong resident of Florence, passed away Tuesday, December 7, 2010, at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center.

Visitation will be today from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Ott and Lee Funeral Home in Richland and Thursday, December 9, 2010, at 1:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Florence with funeral services following at 2 pm. Burial to follow in the Florence cemetery.

Calvin was born on July 4, 1921 in Florence, Mississippi to Melrose Eugene Smith and Katie Bullock Smith. He was a graduate of Florence High School and served in the U.S. Coast Guard for 4 years during World War II. He worked for the U. S. Postal Service as a window clerk in Jackson for 28 years. He was an ordained deacon and member of First Baptist Church Florence.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sons, Mark Thompson Smith and David Eugene Smith; daughter, Rachel Elizabeth Smith; son-in-law Lawson M. Smith; granddaughter, Amanda Ruth Slocum; two brothers, Burney Smith and Lamar Smith; and one sister, Emma Virginia Roberts.

Survivors include his wife, Irma Ruth Smith; son, Kirby C. Smith, Jr. and wife, Linda; daughter, Diane Slocum and husband, Charles; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Baptist Children's Village or the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering through First Baptist Church, Florence.

Published in The Clarion-Ledger, Jackson, Mississippi, Internet Edition, Wednesday, December 8, 2010

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  • Created by: Ann Berry McNair
  • Added: 8 Dec 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 62710581
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Kirby Calvin Smith, Sr (4 Jul 1921–7 Dec 2010), Find A Grave Memorial no. 62710581, citing Florence Cemetery, Florence, Rankin County, Mississippi, USA ; Maintained by Ann Berry McNair (contributor 47146355) .