Forrest Brown "Buck" Kirby, 85, of Joker, died Saturday, March 3, 2001 at Camden-Clark Hospital, Parkersburg. He was born in Calhoun County, October 3, 1915, the son of the late R. E. and Mary A. Adams Kirby. He is survived by an only son, Calhoun County Clerk Richard Kirby, and his daughter-in-law Karen of Lemuel's Run.

Kirby was a U. S. Army Veteran of World War II having served with Company C of the 355th Engineers. He was an assistant scoutmaster with Boy Scout Troop #39 of Grantsville and was a member of the Brooksville Baptist Church. He was retired from Hardman Supply Company in Spencer.

In addition to his son and daughter-in-law, he is survived by his wife of 61 years, Opal Mae Parrill Kirby.

Also a grandson, Matt; three brothers, Cleo of Parkersburg, Victor of Spencer and Wilbert of Joker; sister, Eula Nelson of Parkersburg.

He was preceded in death by brothers, Boyd and Delbert Kirby.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Stump Funeral Home in Grantsville, the Rev. Jerry Scott officiating. Interment will be in the Joker Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6-9 p.m. Monday.