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Charles W. “Chuck” Kirby

November 13, 1918 — February 10, 2007

Charles W. “Chuck” Kirby, 88, of Rock Island, Illinois, died Saturday, February 10, 2007, in Trinity at Terrace Park Pathway Hospice, Bettendorf, Iowa.

Services are 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, in the Celebration of Life Chapel at Trimble Funeral and Cremation Center, Coal Valley, Illinois. Visitation is 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial is in Riverside Cemetery, Moline. Memorials may be made in his memory to one?s favorite charity.

Charles Wesley Kirby was born November 13, 1918, in Roseville, Illinois, the son of John Wesley and Stella (Carr) Kirby. He married Josephine Marie McCann on March 13, 1943, in Moline. She died August 13, 2002.

Mr. Kirby was the owner of Kirby’s Auto Service, where he performed paint and body work for 45 years, retiring in 1985. He was a member of the Mississippi Valley Antique Racecar Association. He enjoyed basketball, football, track, and other sporting events. His favorite thing to do was to race sprint cars, which he happily did for over 60 years, with Kirby Brothers Racing and many other special racing friends.

Charles is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Janice and Robert Warner of Coal Valley; a son and daughter-in-law, Charles P. Kirby and Lacy A. Hansen of Davenport, Iowa; grandchildren, Devin A. Kirby-Hansen, Michelle Weaver, Kayla and Bill Briesch, and Karla and Robert Toland; great-grandchildren, Heath and Melissa McCullough, Nicholas Weaver, and Autumn, Robert, Jordana, and Tessa Toland; three great-great-grandchildren; brothers, Jack and Jim Kirby; and a sister, Jo Lester. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Joyce Lee Murphy-Kirby; granddaughters, Cary and Karen Warner; a grandson, Robert William Warner; a sister, June Huffman; and brothers, Kenneth, Marshall, Cleo, and Fredrick Kirby.

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