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Paul A. Kirby

02/01/1952 - 11/12/2023


Obituary For Paul A. Kirby

Paul A. Kirby, 71, of Sedalia, MO, passed away at his home on Sunday, November 12, 2023. He was born on February 1, 1952, in Sedalia, the son of David F. Kirby and Nancy E. (Pryor) Kirby, who preceded him in death.

Paul was a 1970 graduate of Smith-Cotton High School. He was a very skilled craftsman who was handy at caning chairs, woodwork, and electrical work. Paul was an antique enthusiast and enjoyed frequenting antique shops. He enjoyed fishing, horseshoes, playing pool, and keeping his yard in meticulous shape. Paul had a curious mind, a vivid imagination, and always had an eye out for the paranormal. He had a big personality, and he never knew a stranger. During the last year of his life, Paul especially loved spending time with his granddaughter.

He is survived by a daughter, Katie Kirby and her husband Matthew Hawk of Sedalia; a granddaughter, Hazel Hawk; ex-wife, Nicki Crase; and companion, Linda Heydt.

In addition to his parents, Paul was preceded in death by a brother, Steve Kirby.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 21, 2023, at Rea Funeral Chapel with Pastor Brenda Corbett officiating.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the chapel.

The burial will be held at Memorial Park Cemetery at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to Child Safe of Central Missouri in the care of Rea Funeral Chapel.


21 Nov


10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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21 Nov

Memorial Service

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Rea Funeral Chapel 1001 S Limit Sedalia, MO 65301 Get Directions »
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  • 11/24/2023

    Sorry for your loss. Paul was a good neighbor and helpful when we moved to Kentucky Ave. We'll miss him.

  • 11/18/2023

    Lots if good memories from working with him at Payless Cashways. Thoughts and prayers to his family.

  • 11/15/2023

    I'm ablock from you id bring my 1959 Red classic Triumph tr3. MR PAUL, love it .... Missed you pal. Rick Womble

  • 11/14/2023

    Prayers for for his loved ones and friends.

  • 11/14/2023

    My memories of Paul are from high school. He was perhaps the most talented player on our team and a great teammate and friend.

  • 11/14/2023

    Prayers and sympathy to the family.

  • 11/14/2023

    Paul is my very good friend of car show. He is my street from us. He keeping me busy to work on his cars so he know I'm auto Professional Automotive services. Missed you buddy Rick Womble

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  • 11/13/2023

    Paul from the first time I met you at Katie's graduation you had a kind heart and alive for old cars. I'll always remember you showing me your 1963 black beauty. Thanks for the memories. Rest well good friend

  • 11/13/2023

    I knew Paul for many years he was a good man ..he loved his black Mopar and car shows ...Paul will be Condolences to his family..please remember the good times and hopefully they will bring warmth to your heart and a smile in this time of sorrow....

  • 11/13/2023

    I'm so sorry Katie and Matt for your loss. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. Sincerely The Langdon's

  • 11/13/2023

    RIP Paul you definitely will be missed but you'll never be forgotten ❤️

  • 11/13/2023

    Deepest condolences to Paul's family & friends during this difficult time. Paul was a friend from high school & will always be remembered as a very kind, intelligent, & interesting guy. He made the world a better place & will be missed.❤️

  • 11/13/2023

    so sorry for your loss. paul was a real treasure. linda (yankee) warren

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