Mr. James Ralph Kilby, age 84, Jonesborough, passed away Thursday, April 26, 2018 at the Johnson City Medical Center.
Mr. Kilby was the son of the late James Horace & Effie Masters Kilby. He was also preceded in death by an infant son, David Wayne Kilby, three brothers, Frank “Gene” Kilby, Blaine Kilby and Jerald Kilby.
He was a member and elder of Bethel Church of Christ, Jonesborough.
Mr. Kilby graduated from Lamar High School in 1955. He was a member of the Tennessee National Guard for 25 years and retired from ETSU Carpenter Shop after 23 years of service. He was a Charter Member of the Lamar Ruritan.
Survivors include his wife, of 62 years, Anna Lee Arrowood Kilby; four children, Rick Kilby (Peggy), Dennis Kilby, Les Kilby (Karen) and Nancy Smith (Wayne); nine grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; sister, Mildred Gillman; sister-in-law, Dean Kilby; and several nephews and nieces.
Funeral services will be conducted 7:00 pm Sunday, April 29, 2018 at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home with Minister Terry Lyons officiating. The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 pm Sunday prior to the service.
Interment services will be conducted 2:00 pm Monday, April 30, 2018 at Happy Valley Memorial Park.
Pallbearers will be grandsons.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude’s Research Center 501 St. Jude’s Place Memphis, TN 38105.
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|EULOGIES & CONDOLENCES|
||Steve and Rhonda Cutshaw
|Heaven has gained another angel! May God be with you all
and comfort you during your time of need. We love you all and
are here if you need anything. Love and prayers always! |
|We are so very sorry for your loss. We pray that “the peace of
God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts
and your mental powers by means of Christ Jesus.”
(Philippians 4:6, 7) We look forward with you to the time when
we will be able to welcome our loved ones back! (John 5:28,
|Dennis and family I am sorry for your loss, my dad
is 84 years old. Dennis you and I had some good
times at Crockett, I will keep you in my
|Sorry we can't make Jim's service. Love to all the
||Judy Douglas Briggs and Family
|Rick,Peggy and all the Family,I’m so sorry to hear of Jim’s
passing. I know there will be a large missing piece in the
Family. I will have and keep you all in my prayers as you go
thru this sad time and will continue to keep praying for you all
in the days and weeks to come. Jim was a good man and will
be greatly missed. With Deepest Sympathy,Judy Briggs and
||Greg, Ann, Charlie Conner
|We are lifting you up in prayers. Jim was a fine,
loyal and devoted Christian man, with many
talents. Our loss is HEAVENS gain.
We love your sweet family!!!|
|Sorry to hear about your loss Rick. I will remember your family
in my prayers. |
||John & Jenny Kelinger
|Our heart goes out to all the Kilby family. Jim
was a good friend and our brother in Christ. We
will miss him greatly. You all are in our thoughts
and prayers. Love you all.
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