Kirby Rickard Jr.

Kirby Rickard Jr.

Age 87, Stanley, Va.

Kirby Rickard Jr., 87, of Stanley, passed away on Monday, Jan. 25, 2021.

He was born on Nov. 18, 1933, in Orange and was a son of the late John Rickard and Florence Bailey Rickard.

Kirby worked as a maintenance supervisor for Shenandoah National Park for 40 years.

On Sept. 5, 1964, he married Beatrice McCoy Rickard, who survives.

Surviving in addition to his wife are a son, Timmy Rickard of Stanley; a daughter, Melissa Furman and husband Terry of Stanley; one brother, Glen Rickard of Rileyville; two sisters, Shirley Miller of Rileyville, and Geneva Guill of North Carolina; a granddaughter, Holly R. Furman of Ohio; and one grandson, Zachary R. Furman of Stanley.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Hulbert Daniel Rickard.

A private graveside service will be conducted on Thursday, Jan. 28, at the Leake’s Chapel Cemetery in Stanley by Duane Painter.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Stanley Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 126, Stanley, Va. 22851.

Arrangements are being handled by the Bradley Funeral Home in Luray, Va.

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