David Lee Irby passed away on December 18, 2019 at his home in Locust Grove, Virginia. He was 53 years old. Mr. Irby is survived by his wife of 32 years, Jennifer Lynn Irby; his sons John Michael Irby and significant other Kaitlyn Berube; Kyle Morgan Irby; his parents Donald Lee Irby and wife Cindy and Cynthia W Carter; sister Donna L Mickles and husband Derrick; brother Dustin L Irby and wife Rebecca; mother in law Ruth V Culver and husband David; sister in law Carol Williams and husband James; brother in law David Vandermark and wife Elizabeth; and 4 nieces and 3 nephews.
Mr Irby was preceded in death by his stepfather Walter Carter and father in law John R Vandermark.
Mr Irby was a computer programmer who worked for SWIFT and IBM. He graduated from VPI&SU (VA Tech) in 1987, and was a loyal Hokie. He always lived a life full of commitment to what he loved, whether it be fishing, hunting, permaculture, or any of the other hobbies he jumped into throughout his life. He also spent time as an organic vegetable farmer and market gardener. He will be fondly remembered as a supporter of his sons’ music and soccer activities, attending almost all of their events, and being a kind, loyal, and loving husband and father.
A remembrance gathering will be held at 2pm on Saturday January 4, 2020 at Johnson Funeral Home in Locust Grove, Virginia. Donations in David’s memory may be made to LOW Fire and Rescue.