The man, the myth, the legend, Vonley Lee Kilby passed away Sunday, October 27, 201 at his home at the age of 89.
Vonley is preceded in death by his parents; Ernest Kilby and Edna Miller Kilby, his wife of 51 years; Rosie Lee Kilby, a son; Roger Lee Kilby, a daughter; Patricia Ann Mash and a granddaughter; Lisa Marie Lindsey, two sisters; Raydell Wyatt and Jean McAllister and three brothers; Odell Kilby, Ottis Kilby and J.D. Kilby.
He is survived by two sons; Bobby Kilby and wife Sharon of China Grove and Vonley Ray Kilby of Millers Creek, a daughter; Lori Kilby of Wilkesboro, five grandchildren; Bryson Lindsey, Chris Kilby and wife Tammy, Nathan White and wife April, Kayla White and Samuel Kilby and wife Kaylin, six great grandchildren; Drake, Zoe, Courtney, Julian, Katie and Allie and one great great grandson; Corbin, three sisters; Marie Pressley, Karen Huffman and husband Bill, Rachel Huffman and one brother; Glen Kilby.
Mr. Kilby leaves behind a legacy of love and laughter. He was adored and respected by all who knew him. Vonley was always willing to lend a hand whenever he could. He was a hero to many. His family never doubted the love he had for them.
He was a faithful member of Union Baptist Church. Vonley loved his community and was often thought of as “the mayor of Sheets Gap”. He enjoyed visiting with his friends and neighbors and loved making his rounds. He was an Army Veteran in the Korean War and served in the reserves for several years after.
A celebration of his life will be held at Union Baptist Church, Millers Creek at 2:00 PM Tuesday, October 29, 2019 with Pastor Steve Faw and Kayla White officiating. He will be laid to rest beside his wife at Ole Garden Cemetery with Military Honors by Veterans War Post 1142. The family will receive friends from 1:00 until 2:00 PM prior to the service at the church.
Flowers will be accepted.
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