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John Irby

John Bradfield Irby, born in Little Rock Arkansas on August 28th, 1941 passed from this earth July 19th, 2022 at the age of 80 years and 10 months John wed Sarah Gambil in 1965, from this union came John Bradfield Irby, Jr in 1967.

Later, John married Nancy Eilene Griffin on October 26, 1968, and they made their home in Tulsa until 1976 when they moved to live a country life in Skiatook where they still reside.

In 1979 their son Clayton Lee Irby was born, and in 1980 their daughter Christa Anne was born.

John enjoyed spoiling his granddaughters, spending time with family, traveling with his bride, and helping others, he loved his job in the funeral industry, loved golfing, and attending his meetings at the American legion while sneaking in as much time playing golden tee as he could.

John was preceded in death by a granddaughter Blythe Lee Irby, his mother Ann and father B.B., father-in-law Lee Griffin, and mother-in-law Ava Griffin.

John is survived by his bride Nancy, son Brad, son Clayton, and wife Andrea, daughter Christa and husband Jonathan Arnold. Granddaughters Morgan, Layla, Preslee, and Jordyn, and a grandson that will be here in January 2023. Sister-in-law Jeanie and husband Steve, brother-in-law Jim and wife Jackie, several nieces and nephews, and MANY, MANY friends.

Viewing will be 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Sunday, July 24th with visitation from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Moore's Southlawn Chapel 9350 E. 51st St., Tulsa, OK 74145. Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m. also at Moore's Southlawn Chapel.

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