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Donald "Don" Moffitt Kirby

Donald "Don" Moffitt Kirby, 63, of Gastonia passed away February 25, 2019 at his residence.  Don was born on December 23, 1955 to the late Moffitt and Alice Faircloth Kirby.  He is also preceded in death by his sister, Vallerie Kirby Pendred.  In his spare time, Don enjoyed being outdoors whether it be yardwork or camping in the mountains, hiking, or flying remote control airplanes.

Survivors include his son, Kevin Kirby; sisters, Wanda Paige and husband Steve and Cheryl Hardin and husband Stan; and several nieces and nephews. 

Services to celebrate Don's life will be held Saturday, June 15, 2019 at 11:00 at Benson Funeral & Cremation Services, Mt. Holly with Rev. Jerry Pennington officiating.

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An AZALEA PLANT was ordered on June 10, 2019

Expression of Sympathy Jun 10 2019 12:00 AM

I met Don Kirby in 1990 at Catawba Nuclear Station and instantly became a "Gumby" fan! Don most often referred to me as "Yankee" because of my unfortunate luck of being born in New York! He was the kind of person you couldn't help but like and quickly became a good friend! I was saddened by the news of his passing but, I couldn't help but smile thinking about all the good times with him. I will miss his laughter and kindness. Such a memorable character will never be forgotten. Rest in peace Gumby

Dave Lloyd Jun 5 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Donald "Don" Kirby

karen Burchill Mar 23 2019 12:00 AM

Don was always cheerful, uplifting, and had a great sense of humor. He will be missed by all

Ken Davis Mar 6 2019 12:00 AM

Our hearts are broken! We really loved Don, he was a wonderful neighbor! He was always there if you needed him.
We always could count on him for anything! What every he was doing he would stop and be glad to help anytime day or night! We considered him a true friend and he will truly be missed so much! Our thoughts are with his son Kevin! Please know your dad was loved and will be extremely missed!

Kathy & Randolph Nichols Mar 5 2019 12:00 AM

Deepest condolences to the Kirby family and friends for the loss of your loved one Donald. During Jesus Christ Ministry his friend Lazarus had fallen asleep in death Jesus Christ shedded tears minutes later even though Lazarus had been in a tomb for 4 days Jesus Christ called to Lazarus to come out waking him up from the sleep of death John 11:11-44. What Jesus Christ did for Lazarus previewed what Jesus Christ will do very soon for the loved ones we have lost in death they will hear Jesus Christ voice calling them to wake up from the sleep of death John 5:28, 29, right here on a brand new Paradise Earth no more sickness pain or death Life Without End Revelation 21: 1-5 jw.org.

Sacamenta Mar 3 2019 12:00 AM

I worked with Don (Gumby) at Catawba Nuclear and also flew Model Airplanes with him. To this day I have NEVER laughed so hard when we were flying and crashed one. I will miss you brother. Rod

Rodney Hampton Mar 2 2019 12:00 AM

Enjoyed working with Don since the middle 1980's. He was an easy going guy who over the years became one of CNS's better Techs. RIP "Gumby" and for his family we're so sorry for your loss.

Michael Travers Mar 1 2019 12:00 AM

DonGumby Kirby will truly be missed. Art Flowers

Art Flowers Feb 28 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Donald "Don" Kirby

The Staff of Benson Funeral & Cremation Services Feb 27 2019 12:00 AM

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