2018-05-02 / Obituaries

Bob Merritt Irby

Bob Merritt Irby, 80, of 134 Montague Ave., died Friday, April 27, 2018.  Born in Person County, Mr. Irby was the son of the late Luther W. and Lottie M. Smith Irby.  Mr. Irby retired from the City of Roxboro Water Treatment Plant and was a member of Oak Grove United Methodist Church.  He loved God, his wife Pearlie, his family, his grandchildren and his two great-grandchildren.  He enjoyed playing bluegrass music and going to the mountains.  Mr. Irby was preceded in death by his brothers, Luther (Money) Irby and Willie E. Irby and his sisters, Alease McBrien and Marion Whitfield.

Mr. Irby is survived by his wife, Pearlie M. Irby; two children, Judy Irby Ashley and husband Earl and Jeffrey M. Irby; two sisters, Helen Loftis and Dorothy Stone; six grandchildren, Ricky Ashley and wife Susan, Joshua Ashley, Justin Ashley, Bryce Irby, Jon Irby and Cheyenne Irby; two great-grandchildren, Izabella Ashley and Gavin Irby.

Funeral services were held 3 p.m., Sunday, April 29, 2018, at Brooks & White Chapel.  Burial followed in Oak Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Ricky Ashley, Joshua Ashley, Bryce Irby, Jon Irby, Joey Lunsford, Blake Gentry, and Cody Gentry.

Condolences may be sent at www.brooksandwhite.com.

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