Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas

March 12, 2013

Morris Dwain Kirby

Corsicana Daily Sun

— Morris Dwain Kirby, 76, of Chatfield passed away Saturday, March 9, 2013, at Navarro Regional Hospital in Corsicana.

He was born Dec. 19, 1936, in Chatfield to parents, Hugh Morris and Floy Kirby.

He graduated as Valedictorian of his class from Rice High School in 1955, and then attended and graduated from Navarro College. He was a member of the HAM Radio Club. He had a great love for being at home in the Chatfield community, and was an avid Harley Davidson fan which he took great pride in taking care of his bike.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Hugh and Floy Kirby.

Survivors include his daughters, Terrie Richter and husband David of Mildred, and Judy Paschal and husband Shannon of Corsicana; son, Michael Kirby and wife Mary of Rice; granddaughters, Erika Richter of Corsicana, and Brooke Richter of Mildred; grandsons, U.S. Marine Cpl. Matthew Kirby and wife Morgan of Twenty-nine Palms, Calif., Tyler Richter of Mildred, Mark Kirby of Rice, and Drew Paschal of Corsicana; great-grandchildren Isaac Richter and Adiline Richter of Corsicana; sisters, Laura Standifer and husband Jim of Midlothian, and Elaine Scott of Waco; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Visitation with the family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, 2013, at Corley Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 14, 2013, at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jason White officiating. Interment will follow in New Chatfield Cemetery. Pallbearers will be U.S. Marine Cpl. Matthew Kirby, Mark Kirby, Tyler Richter, Eric Coker, Scott Sanders, and Rick Jamison.

An online guestbook is available at by selecting the Morris Dwain Kirby obituary.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.