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Alvin Keith Irby

June 7, 1930 April 3, 2019
Alvin Keith Irby
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Alvin Keith Irby, 88, of Cloverport, passed away Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital.
Keith as the locals knew him, although he was called Al at work, was born June 7, 1930 in Indianapolis, IN to the late John Henry and Francis Wilkinson Irby. He served his country by serving four years in the Air Force during the Korean War. He worked as a millwright and loved fishing, hunting and outdoors activities. He enjoyed going down on the river bank and casting his line out in the water and watching the line and drinking beer with his friends. He was also a master woodworker and several of his clocks are still in service today. Most of his friends remember him being a master joke teller and he seemingly had thousands in his repertoire to entertain everyone. All his grandbabies called him Pappy and would come up and love on him and inquire if he had any kisses for them. The kisses they were referring to was the candy that Keith loved, Hershey’s Kisses.
Besides his parents, Keith was preceded in death by the love of his life, Marie Irby whom he married in 1987 and she passed away in 2015. Also preceding him is his brother, Forrest Irby.
Leaving behind to mourn his passing, but celebrating the full life that he live are his sons, Craig (Debbie) Brown, Wakarusa, IN, Jeff Brown, Cloverport, Scott (Kay) Brown, Cloverport, Mark (Sandra) Irby, McComb, MS, William Bennett of Hawesville; special daughter-in-law, whom he treated as a daughter and who loved him completely, Marla Bennett of Hawesville; 10 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.
A memorial service celebrating Keith’s life will be held 6:00 pm, Saturday, April 6, 2019 at Cloverport Funeral Chapel with Bro. Bobby Stinnett officiating, The family will receive friends and family from 3:00 pm until service time at the funeral home, where they may share the many stories of Keith with the family.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorials in Keith’s name be made to the American Cancer Society.
You may also share your thoughts and memories of Keith with the family on our website: www.cloverportfh.com.


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Visitation

Saturday

6

Apr

3:00 PM 4/6/2019 3:00:00 PM - 6:00 PM 4/6/2019 6:00:00 PM
Cloverport Funeral Home

208 E. Main St.
Cloverport, KY 40111

Cloverport Funeral Home
208 E. Main St. Cloverport 40111 KY
United States

Service

Saturday

6

Apr

6:00 PM 4/6/2019 6:00:00 PM - 6:30 PM 4/6/2019 6:30:00 PM
Cloverport Funeral Home

208 E. Main St.
Cloverport, KY 40111

Cloverport Funeral Home
208 E. Main St. Cloverport 40111 KY
United States
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