John Richard Irby


ROUGEMONT — John Richard Irby, 51, of Rougemont, died Saturday, March 20, 2021. Born on Oct. 6, 1969, in Alamance County, he was the son of Russell “Buck” and Frances Irby Taylor.
Visitation will be held from 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at the Brooks & White Funeral Home.
Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at the Gates Family Cemetery with the Dr. M. David Chambers officiating.
In addition to his parents, John is survived by his sisters: April Norris (David) of Clayton and Heather Lunsford (Cary) of Roxboro; nieces: Taylor Lunsford and Haylee Norris and nephews: Tanner and Talyn Lunsford; several aunts, uncles and cousins.
John is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents: Jean Clayton and Russell Taylor and maternal grandparents: Ruth and Cabell Irby.
John lived in Greensboro in a group home, most of his adult life until declining health in December 2020.
John loved his Duke Blue Devils, he loved his family and he just loved people. If anyone had the honor of knowing John, your lives were touched.
We would like to thank AuthoraCare Collective Hospice-Burlington Campus for their support during the last days of John’s life.
Memorials may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
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