Gary Kirby, age 79, of Lapeer, MI died Thursday, May 26, 2022 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Gary Robert Kirby was born July 24, 1942 in Painesville, OH. He was the son of the late Bernard and the late Roberta (Echols) Kirby. Gary grew up in Mt. Clemens, MI. He was a graduate of L’Anse Creuse High School, Class of 1960. After high school, he joined and proudly served in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War from 1961-1965. Gary married Linda Besenruch February 17, 1968 in Mt. Clemens, MI.

He was employed as a Journeyman and Hydraulics Maintenance by Ford Motor Company.

Gary was a member of the Gold Wing Club Road Riders. He was an avid coin collector and enjoyed word searches. Gary and Linda were very involved with the Imlay City Chamber of Commerce Blueberry Festival in the 1990s.

He is survived by his wife, Linda Kirby; daughters, Lisa Kirby and Rebecca Kirby; his sons, Gary Robert (Darlene) Kirby, Jr., Ken Kirby and Gary Daniel Kirby; sister, Sharon Agee; and his brother, Daniel Kirby. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Brandy, Destiny, Autumn, Skylar, Willow, Kenneth Jr., Zach, Nicole, Sophie Briana and Alexis; and his great-grandchildren.

Gary was preceded in death by his parents, Bernard and Roberta Kirby; brother, Rex Kirby; his granddaughter, Robin; his sister-in-law, Carol Kirby; and brother-in-law, Ken Agee.

A funeral service and veteran’s salute will be held at 6 p.m., Wednesday, June 1, 2022 at Muir Brothers Funeral Home, 225 N. Main Street, Imlay City, MI. Pastor Alan Casillas, pastor of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, will officiate.

The family will be available for visitation 2-8, Wednesday, June 1 at Muir Brothers Funeral Home of Imlay City.

Arrangements were entrusted to Muir Brothers Funeral Home of Imlay City.

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