John Ray Kirby
January 2, 1946 - April 3, 2023

John Ray Kirby, 77, of Rossville, passed away Monday, April 3, 2023.

He was born on January 2, 1946 in Chattanooga, Tennessee to the late John Junior Kirby and Naomi Hayes Cagle and had lived in the Chattanooga & North Georgia areas for most of his life. He was of the Baptist faith and was a graduate of Kirkman High School, Class of 64. He served his country as a United States Marine Corp. Veteran, during the Vietnam War and retired from Rossville Mills after more than 27 years of service. He had a passion for racing, fishing, football, gardening and spending time with his family & friends. He was a loving and devoted father, brother and friend that will be truly missed by all who knew him. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Mavies Marie Henderson Kirby.

Survivors include his daughter, Dana Kirby & (Terry Howell); sister & brother-in-law, Gennie & (Alfred) Greene; and numerous extended family & friends.

Graveside services will be held at 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 18, 2023 in the Chattanooga National Cemetery. There will be no visitation at the funeral home.

Funeral Home in Charge

Wilson Funeral Home – Ft. Oglethorpe Chapel
555 West Cloud Springs Road
Ft. Oglethorpe, GA 30742
(706) 866-5555