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James “Jimmy Ray” Kirby, 58
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McMinnville resident and Warren County native James “Jimmy Ray” Kirby, 58, was born June 22, 1963 and died March 28 at St. Thomas River Park Hospital in McMinnville following an extended illness.

A former employee of Carrier and member of East End Church of Christ, he was the son of Juanita Boren of McMinnville and the late Jimmy Kirby. He was married to Michelle Kirby of McMinnville on Nov. 17, 1992.

In addition to his wife and mother, Mr. Kirby is survived by brother Brent (Kaye) Kirby of Crossville, half-brother, Jeremy Williams of Morrison, father-in-law and mother-in-law Don and Susan Davis of Rock Island, nieces Faith Cheyenne Kirby of Florida, Katelyn (Alan) Bledsoe of McMinnville, Kiley Williams of McMinnville, and Taylor Herron of Cookeville, nephews, Shane (Alexis) Whitman and Brandon (JoJo) Whitman, both of McMinnville, and Jayden Davis of Cookeville, several great-nieces and great-nephews, sister-in-law Renee (Thomas) Lance of McMinnville and brother-in-law, Nathan (Jennifer) Davis of Cookeville.

Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 31, at High’s Chapel with Kevin Key officiating. Burial will follow at Gardens of Memory Cemetery in Warren County. Visitation will be Thursday from 12 p.m. until time of service at High’s. Online condolences may be made at

High Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Southern Standard

(McMinnville, Tenn.) March 30, 2022