Rodney Martell Kirby, 83, died in his Henrico home April 21, 2020.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Sylvia Gay Kirby; daughter, Deborah (Leonard Dobb); and son, Rick Kirby. He was the proud PaPa of three grandsons, Logan, Eli (their mother Lisa) and Jacob; brother, Sidney Kirby; two sisters, Dina Vollmer and Patricia Bennett; as well as many special nieces, nephews, aunts, cousins and in-laws.
He was also blessed with many friends and caring neighbors.
As a young man, he was an avid athlete and served his country in the U.S. Army.
He was a 20-year heart transplant survivor.
Rodney retired from Reynolds Metals with 37 years of service.
A celebration of his life will be held at a later date.
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