Kirby, not David, Maines was born on April 4, 1949 in Lorain, Ohio to Jane and the late David Maines, and returned to his heavenly home on July 7, 2020. He was married for 22 years to the love of his life, Edie. He was proud father to Ryan, JD, and Tiffany, and step father to Lauren and Erin. He gladly welcomed Monique, Prina, Greg, Taylor and Jim into the family through marriage to his children. His greatest joys were his grandchildren, Elle, Scarlett, Abel, Brooks, Jack, Meg & Isaac. He was older brother to Deborah (Doug), Brian (Jody) and Charlie (Martha). He served and was honorably discharged from all four branches of the military, but as his well-disciplined children can testify, is a Marine through and through. He was a diehard Tarheel fan, French toast connoisseur, eternal optimist, unapologetic pragmatist, faithful friend, and unabashedly honest man. He loved to play golf with his buddies on Saturday (and Tuesday through Friday) morning, make his grandchildren laugh, watch sentimental Hallmark movies, and was painful to go shopping with. He loved traveling and made it to all the states except Vermont and Alaska, yet still couldn’t quite find time to clean out the garage, now home to mountains of lost golf balls. He was firm in his beliefs and never swayed by societal changes, yet was respectful of other’s opinions. His smile and laughter were contagious, love of apple pie endless, hatred of parmesan cheese passionate. Kirby loved Jesus, in the difficult times he found solace and comfort in his Bible, and wanted us all to not worry, to know that he was ready to meet his heavenly Father.
Kirby Maines loved Jesus, his family, being a Marine, playing golf, oldies, and meat and potatoes. He requested to have a celebration of his life rather than a funeral, so we request that you join us to hear a brief word from Reverend Edgar Waters, view the presentation of the flag and taps, an oldies parade, and virtual cookout. In respect of his and his family’s wishes, we request that you remain in or beside your car at Brookfield Country Club and view the service on Facebook live on Kirby’s page, stand for the playing of taps, and drive by his immediate family with a brief pause so we can hear your favorite oldie. Enjoy a meat and potatoes meal with your family and post a picture on his Facebook page. No suits, ties or black, please don your brightest golf attire.
Location: Brookfield Country Club, 100 Willow Run, Roswell, GA 30075
Time: Saturday, July 11 @ 1700 (5 pm for those on civilian time)
In lieu of flowers, Kirby wanted donations made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital in his honor.