Funeral service for Edward Eugene Kirby, age 62, of Decatur, who died Monday, October 5, 2020, at his home, will be Thursday, October 8, 2020, 2:00 p.m. at Shelton Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Earl Holt officiating. The family will receive friends for one hour prior to service. Interment will be in Decatur City Cemetery.
Ed was born to Emmitt Eugene Kirby and Annette (Griffin) Kirby on April 14, 1958, in East Ridge, TN. He was preceded in death by his parents. Ed was a 1976 graduate of East Ridge High School in East Ridge, TN, and a 1983 graduate of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC). He received a BS in Engineering, majoring in Mechanical Thermal Engineering. Upon graduation from UTC, Ed took a job with TVA at Brown's Ferry Nuclear Plant in Alabama. During his 30-year career with TVA, Ed was a Post Modifications Test Engineer, Operations Shift Technical Advisor, Plant System Engineer, Thermal Performance Specialist, and Balance of Plant Engineering Manager. Ed retired from TVA in September, 2014.
He leaves behind his wife of 36 years, Peggy Siler Kirby, and son, Everett Elliot Kirby, both of Decatur. Ed is also survived by his sister, Jeanette Fulcher (Don) of Chattanooga, TN.
Ed will always be remembered for his love of Christ, love of his family, love of animals, intelligence, unique wit, and the way he always spoke what was on his mind.
Pallbearers will be family and friends.
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