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Mr. John T. “Johnny” Kirby, a resident of Tallassee/Lake Martin for many, many years (currently Slidell, LA) went to be with our Lord on Friday, March 15, 2024, at the age of 79. He was born August 8, 1944, in Tallassee, Alabama, to Earle and Lois Lanier Kirby.

Johnny is survived by his best friend and wife for over 30 years, June Morein Kirby; daughters, Paige Templet (Kenny Scully), Beverly Allred (Ron) and Anna Cureton; step-daughter, Kim Fowler (Gary); step-son, Vincent H. Fontenot, Jr. (Dreu); granddaughters, Kristen Mitchell, Linsey Templet, Lana Sue Harwick, Emma Rose Cureton and three great grandsons, Gauge, Maverick and Rogue Mitchell; step-granddaughters, Lauren Lee DeLuca and Caroline Renée Fontenot, step-grandsons, Devin DeLuca (Terry), Henry J. Fontenot, Ian Daniel Fontenot and Russell Joseph Fontenot; two great step-grandchildren, Claire and Lee DeLuca and many loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Johnny is preceded in death by his first wife, Sue Ledbetter Kirby; parents, Earle and Lois Lanier Kirby and sister, Ginger Earle Haggard.

Johnny worked for his dad at the tv/radio store in downtown Tallassee, for General Electric Credit Corporation in Montgomery, Alabama, Lafayette LA and Metairie, LA. He lived in Slidell, LA For 14 years and moved back to Tallassee when Sue became ill. He worked at the Bank of Tallassee for many years as Senior Vice President, was a member of the Civitan Club and served eight years on the City Council as well as teaching Junior Achievement at Tallassee High School.

After he retired, he would visit the nursing home with our lil’ Schnauzer, which brought smiles to the residents’ faces. He loved his classmates (and all people really.) He had a very loving heart- loved his pets, Lake Martin, God and really loved his Auburn Tigers.

The family will receive friends Saturday, April 6, 2024, from 1:00PM until service time at 2:00PM at Jeffcoat Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Jay Woodall officiating. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery, Tallassee, Alabama,

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate any and all donations to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105. 1-800-822-634

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