Russell Kirby, Jr., 38, of Pendleton, passed away unexpectedly on December 24, 2022 at IU Health Saxony Hospital. He was born on December 21, 1984 in Greenfield, Indiana.
Russell is a graduate of Hamilton Heights High School class of 2003, where he played on the football team. He worked for Masco Support Services as a Bindery Technician before starting his career with the United States Postal Service. He started with USPS as a Letter Carrier and most recently was assigned to the Route Adjustment Team, and the Treasurer of the American Postal Service Union.
Russell was an avid Indianapolis Colts fan; he enjoyed playing online video games with friends. Russell also raced at Anderson Speedway in the Oval & the Figure-8’s. Above all, though, Russell loved spending time with his family. He made many special memories while fishing & golfing with his daughter Haylie. He will forever be remembered as a good man who provided for his family and loved them deeply.
He is survived by his loving wife, Melissa (Wright) Kirby; his daughter, Haylie Kirby; his mother, Leota Hayes; one sister, Crystal (Albert) Torres of Brownsburg; his grandparents, William and Gerrianne Hayes of Juneau, WI; Arletta Robertson of Waldo, FL. He is also survived by his mother & father-in-law, Dawn and Jeff Wright of Anderson; his brother-in-law, Bryan (Helena) Wright of Anderson; ten nieces and nephews; and his fur-babies, Asher and Autumn.
Russell is preceded in death by his father, Roy Boylen; and his sister, Tiffany Boylen.
A celebration of Russell’s life will be held at a later date.
Celebration of life is December 30, 2022 it at Pendleton American league
Sending our deepest sympathy.
Melissa and entire Kirby family.
We are so sorry for your loss. Words will never be enough to console your heart right now. Please know you’ll be in our continued prayers.