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Clarence C. Kirby, Jr.

Clarence C. Kirby, Jr.

December 19, 1956 — February 23, 2022

Clarence Clemons Kirby, Jr., 65, of Kearney, MO, passed away unexpectedly on February 23, 2022, at Linden Woods Village in Gladstone.

Clarence was born December 19, 1956, in Kansas City, MO. He grew up in Odessa, MO and graduated from high school in Holden.  He began his career as a concrete contractor in 1980 and established K-Bro, Inc. in 1985.  He worked up to the last week of his life.

Clarence was a very active member of the Masonic and Shrine fraternities. He began his journey in 1980 at Mount Hope Lodge #476 and later held dual membership with Harry Truman Lodge #1941.  He was a member of the Scottish Rite Bodies Valley of Kansas City.  Clarence was active at Ararat Shrine Temple where he was a member of the Motor Escort and various clubs, including Richmond, Sedalia and Liberty.  He served as Illustrious Potentate in 2015 and was a member of the Order of Quetzalcoatl and the Royal Order of Jesters.

Clarence was preceded in death by his father, Clarence C. Kirby, Sr; mother and step-father, Alice and Buddy Duke; sister and brother-in-law, Virginia and Walt Brown; brother, Danny Kirby; and grandson, Waylynn Kirby.  

Survivors include his partner for the past 15 years, Joanie Rucker; children, Joei North, Clarence "Tripp" Kirby (Cory), Dean Kirby and Allison Baldwin (Seth), and their mother Debra Kirby; grandchildren, Gavin, Isabel, Avery, Clarence IV, Heaven and Prezlee; sisters, Linda Price (Mike), Lois Cheatham and Clarinda Dir (Gary); sister-in-law, Gail Kirby; as well as nieces, nephews, other family members and many friends.

Visitation will be held from 5-7 pm Sunday, February 27, at Park Lawn Northland Chapel, I-35 at State Route 291, Liberty, MO. Masonic Service and Rose Ceremony by the Royal Order of Jesters will be held at 10:00 am Monday, February 28, at Park Lawn Northland Chapel.  Burial will follow at Glenridge Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Ararat Shrine Hospital Transportation Fund, 5100 Ararat Drive, Kansas City, MO 64129.

You may share a message with the family or sign an online guest book via www.parklawnfunerals.com.  Arrangements: Park Lawn Northland Chapel (816) 781-8228.

Service Information

Visitation will be held from 5-7 pm Sunday, February 27, at Park Lawn Northland Chapel, I-35 at State Route 291, Liberty, MO. Masonic Service and Rose Ceremony by the Royal Order of Jesters will be held at 10:00 am Monday, February 28, at Park Lawn Northland Chapel. Burial will follow at Glenridge Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Ararat Shrine Hospital Transportation Fund, 5100 Ararat Drive, Kansas City, MO 64129.

Clarence C. Kirby, Jr.'s Guestbook

So sorry for the family he was my first cousin. My dad Warren Kirby was his uncle we had fun always when we went there to visit in the summertime of the late sixties and seventies. Rest my cousin buster

Ron Kirby

So sorry to hear this news. As a child, I spent many nights at Alli's house and her dad (Clarence) was always welcoming and fun. My heart is with the Kirby family at this time.

Hayley Shinneman

I am saddened by the unexpected loss of Clarence. He was someone I considered a true friend of over 40 years. I always felt I could count on him for help or advice 24/7. He was always there for everyone and didn’t expect anything in return. There aren’t many good people like that in the world. Rest In Peace my friend.

Doug and Gayle Grego

So sorry to hear of Kirby's passing. Will be praying that God will give you peace and comfort during this difficult time. Kirby will be greatly missed by his family and many friends. Carol Newport

CAROL Marie NEWPORT

he was a great man in many ways you will be missed deeply in our hearts

lowes

It was just a few weeks ago that he and I crossed paths for lunch one day of which I am very thankful. Kirby is one of the kindest and hardest working people I have ever met. He is one that I have the utmost respect for. I am proud to have called him a Friend and a Brother.

Tom Krahenbuhl

So sorry for your loss. He was one of a kind...a big teddy bear with beautiful eyes and a contagious smile. Gone, but never forgotten. Love and hugs to you my friend, Joanie.

Sheryl and Bill Reigel

So sorry for your loss. Kirby will be greatly missed by all. Rest in peace.

Laurie Brewer

Prayers to Joanie and his kids.. They don't make them like that anymore.. He was one of a kind and I was privileged to call him my friend.... He will be greatly missed

Scott and Lisa Towler

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