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John Alan Irby

Staff Reports • Sep 4, 2018 at 7:45 PM

The memorial service for Mr. Irby, conducted by Brother Loyd Mabry, is Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon. The family will be receiving friends Saturday from 1 p.m. until the service at the funeral home. Honorary pallbearers will be Daniel, Dorsey, Mike, Spencer, John Michael and Jean-Luc.

John Alan Irby, born May 24, 1932 in Lake Worth, Texas, became at peace Sept. 2, 2018 at his residence in Lebanon. He was 86.  

Mr. Irby was a veteran of the Korean War, serving from 1953-55. He retired from C&D Safety Co. in 1997. He moved his family from Fort Worth to Nashville in the 1960s to work for C&D Safety Co. installing signs on Interstates 24, 20 and 65. He met and made many friends in the course of his career and still enjoyed a special friendship with his longtime friend, Terry Phillips, and wife, Vickie.

Mr. Irby is survived by his wife, Jackie Irby; children Cheryl (Leslie) Irby, Ben Irby; stepchildren, Denise (Dorsey) Jackson, Mike Denton; grandchildren, Daniel (Jo) Sanders; step-grandchildren, Brittany Chappell, Peyton Jackson, John Michael, Isabell Denton; and great-grandchildren, Jean Luc and Taylor Sanders, Hannah and Emily Laufer and Austin Sanders-Joyner.  

He is preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Maud Bozzell Irby; seven siblings; Shirley Harmon Irby, mother of his children Cheryl, Ben Jack Irby; and granddaughter, Christy Sanders. 

Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon is in charge of arrangements, 615-444-9393.

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