Arvil L. Kirby, 75, of Indianapolis, IN passed away Thursday, March 30, 2017 at Indiana University Health West in Avon, IN. He was born November 14, 1941 in Mt. Vernon, KY to Virgil Kirby and Norada (Payne) Kirby. He married Dorothy M. (Cochran) Kirby on October 10, 1959 in Franklin, IN, she survives.
He retired from Carter Lee Lumber Company in Indianapolis, IN in 1995 after fifteen years of service as a truck driver and yard attendant. He previously had worked for Davidson Lumber in Southport, IN and Burnett Binford in Indianapolis, IN. He was a member of Raceway Road Baptist Church in Indianapolis, IN. He enjoyed boating and camping.
Survivors include his wife Dorothy M. (Cochran) Kirby of Indianapolis, IN; two daughters Sherry D. Thomas (John) of Brownsburg, IN, and Susie Denson (Tim) of Indianapolis, IN; five grandchildren, Shane Engle, Bobby Denson (Gloria), Derrick Denson, Jordan Thomas and Kieraleigh Thomas; five great-grandchildren, Austin Denson, Lathan Denson, Camden Denson, Malaki Denson, and Hannah Denson; two sisters Barbara French (Bill) of Franklin, IN and Patricia King (Kenny) of Franklin, IN; and one brother Jimmy Kirby of Greenwood, IN.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
The Reverend Richard Johnson will conduct a service Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at 1PM at Swartz Family Community Mortuary and Memorial Center, 300 South U.S. 31 (Morton Street) in Franklin, IN. Friends may call Monday, April 3, 2017 4-8 at the mortuary. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery in Franklin, IN. Memorial contributions may be made to the Arthritis Foundation, 1355 Peachtree Street NE, Suite 600, Atlanta, GA. 30309 or at www.arthritis.org. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.swartzmortuary.com. Information 317-738-0202.