James was sent home to be with his father in heaven on April 28th, 2020 at age 64.\r\n\r\nJames was born to Elvis Kirby and Elizabeth Newman on April 8th, 1956. James was a welder by trade and was immensely proud of the work he put out. He loved anything to do with the outdoors whether it be camping, fishing, hunting, or just sitting around a fire to pass the time. James also enjoyed collecting antiques, guns, tools, and anything else he could find value in. \r\n\r\nJames was always an extremely outgoing, caring, and loving man and had a way to bring a smile to everyone. He loved to play games on people, pranks, scare you off the toilet by throwing firecrackers at you and could hit any moving target with a rubber band shot from his hand. He made sure that you never felt left out when he was around, he would talk to and include anyone around.\r\n\r\nJames married Debra Cleveland and had two children Angie and James and then later divorced. James then married Diane Ellis and gained two stepsons John and Chris and a stepdaughter Dawn then later divorced.\r\n\r\nJames is survived by the following:\r\nSiblings: Sheree (Ken) Tolman, Ronnie (Rudy) Juarez, Gaye Anthony, Rick (Aileen) Kirby, Fred Kirby, Kyle Kirby, Suzie (Terry) Sanders, Jeff Kirby, Rod Sewell, Troy Sullivan. \r\nChildren: Angie Kirby and James (Amber) Kirby\r\nGrandchildren: Colby, Skyeler, Shakendra, Joshua and Brinnley.\r\n\r\nJames is preceded in death by his father Elvis Kirby, mother Elizabeth Kirby, step mother Cleon Kirby, brother Mike Kirby, sister Debbie Williams, sister Delone Sullivan, and grandson John Henry Kirby.\r\n\r\nA celebration of life will be held later due to the Pandemic and will be shared by family and friends. Details are still being ironed out.\r\n\r\nIn lieu of flowers please make a donation to your favorite non-profit or to the Center on Addiction either through their site https://www.centeronaddiction.org/donate or you can find them on Facebook.