5/12/1928 – 5/28/2019
Paul Edward Irby died at Decatur County Hospital in Parsons, TN at the age of 91 on May 28, 2019. He lived most of his life in Memphis, TN, served in the United States Navy and worked as an engineer for Firestone Tire and Rubber Company. After retirement, he and his wife moved to Parsons, TN.
Paul leaves Doris, his loving wife of almost 67 years, and a sister, Sara Gross, of Tuscaloosa, AL. He is also survived by his daughter Paula Marshall (Melvin) of Jackson, TN and his son Dale Irby (Patricia) of Olive Branch, MS; four grandchildren Chris Marshall (Lan Nguyen), Amy Robinson (Jason), Megan Irby, and Brandon Irby, and five great-grandchildren; Angelina, Ethan, Eli, Robert, and Lee who all called him “Grand”. Paul’s purpose in life was to serve his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and to take care of his family.
A man of few words, his actions, and determined spirit were an inspiration to his family and friends. A memorial service will be held at Parsons First United Methodist Church, 49 E 3rd St. Parsons, TN on June 22, 2019, at 3:00 pm with visitation beginning at 1:00 pm. The family requests that memorial donations be sent to Parsons First United Methodist Church or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, TN.