Gardner Funeral Home - Guest Book

Raymond Reynarld Kirby
(February 19th, 1941 - January 27th, 2020)

Warren Self
Christiansburg, VA
Jan 31st, 2020
For many years, and especially during the years I served as the Vice President for Academic Affairs, I had the privilege of working with Ray on numerous projects. In every respect, Ray was a consummate professional and a generous person with his time, knowledge, and talents. When I remember all the many wonderful people with whom I worked during my 36 year career at Radford University, Ray stands out as one of the most impressive and kindest people with whom I interacted and from whom I learned. His contributions to the development of the technology infrastructure at RU cannot be overestimated. I hope that the many positive and wonderful memories the family has of Ray will provide comfort at this difficult moment of parting. Sincerely, Warren Self

Parker Stafford

Jan 30th, 2020
My thoughts are with you at this difficult time. Ray was a remarkable person. I am glad that he made up such a formative period in my life. He will be sorely missed. I am so sorry for your loss.

Frances Blevins
Vinton, Va.
Jan 29th, 2020
Butch, I am so sorry for the suffering you and Ray both endured during his illness, as well as your son and grandchildren. I donate monthly to VFW, but I will send a special donation. Please call me when you have everything over and have rested. I love you, sister.