Mr. Dwight Kilby, 74
~~There was a grand celebration in heaven on September 24, 2018, as Dwight Kilby, age 74, entered into the realm of Glory.
Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m., Thursday, September 27, 2018 in the Chapel of Memorial Park South Funeral Home, officiated by Rev. Douglas Sherrill. Interment will follow at Oakwood City Cemetery, officiated by Rev. Jimmy Hunter. The family will receive friends 12:00 – 2:00 p.m., Thursday, September 27, 2018 at Memorial Park South Funeral Home.
There to greet him was his father, Ferd; mother, Oza; brothers, Coyt, Furman; Carl Sr. with his wife Dorothy & their eldest son Carl Jr. together with their grandson Jason; brother Claude with his wife Evelyn and their son-in-law Gene Thompson; Curtis with his wife Nancy; Father-in-law Roy Farrow & Mother-in-law Octa Farrow of Cordele; Brothers-in-laws Willis and Ray Farrow of Cordele and many other kinfolk together with a host of friends.
He was delayed a short while here on this earth; and He will be greatly missed by his wife of 53 years, Jeanene Farrow Kilby and the rest of his family, sons and daughters-in-law, Keith and Kay Kilby of Hall County, Reginald and Elaine Kilby of Hall County; sister, Brenda Sue Kilby of Rabun County; brother Fred Kilby of Rabun; Sister & brother-in-law Tina & Carol Lee Jr. of Clayton; Brothers & sisters-in-law Jimmy & Juanita Kilby of Mountain City; Delano & Harlene Kilby of Tiger; sisters-in-law, Genell Kilby of Clayton and Ann Farrow of Cordele; Brothers-in-law & sisters-in-law, Sammy and Gay Farrow of Cordele, James and Joy Farrow of Cordele, five grandchildren, Ashley, Andrew, Josh, Emily, & Hasten Kilby and a multitude of nieces, nephews, cousins, and others.
The best description of him as a husband, daddy, papaw, brother, uncle, cousin, or friend, is to be found in Proverbs 20:7. He was truly "just a man walking in his integrity, and his children are blessed after him."
He followed after his God given talent in engineering and surveying for his life's profession; working on many special projects, never being satisfied with a status quo…always thirsting to learn and do more. He was blessed to have been involved in so many areas of interest throughout his life. He always placed others before himself and was consistent in his giving of credit and encouragement to others as he promoted their successes and accomplishments.
God, family, neighbors and friends was his church and came first in his life as he was driven by his principles and purpose in life…"To serve others."
Among his hobbies and interest was preserving and restoring the American chestnut tree. He also loved and appreciated nature, political science, and he maintained an active commitment and dedication to his profession, keeping and sustaining an exhilarating link with his professional organizations. He also enjoyed writing on a number of thought-provoking subjects, including political science; he loved Steven Spielberg’s movie “Lincoln”, he says that the history of American politics hadn’t shaped many Lincolns, but it had produced a number of impressive people; principled people with integrity, and that’s the reasoning for searching to find the gem hidden within politics!
Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made to the charity of one’s choice in Dwight’s name.
Memorial Park South Funeral Home, 4121 Falcon Parkway, Flowery Branch, Georgia 30542 is in charge of arrangements. Send on-line condolences to www.memorialparkfuneralhomes.com
I am truly sorry to hear of Mr. Kilby's passing. We are praying for you that God will comfort you today and the days to come. We love you all, if we can ever do anything for you please let us know.
Michael Stewart Kelley
I loved he like a brother
I am so saddened by the loss of this very good man. My condolences to the Kilby family.....may Dwight Rest In Peace....
I am away and so sorry that I am unable to attend Dwight’s service but I shall be there in my heart.
Dwight was my loyal friend and confidante and I shall never forget his advice and counsel....he will reside fondly in my memory until I too join him in the peace that we all seek in the Glory of GOD.
Beverly Farrow Helms
Aunt Jeanene, Keith and Reggie, you are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. I am blessed and honored to have known Uncle Dwight. Prayers for comfort in the days ahead.
Beverly Coffee Cook
It has been a blessing to be a part of this family, even at a distance. Daddy (Carl Coffee) always taoked about his family. I remember on probably his last visit there he went hunting with some of you and they killed a bear And he brought a bear foot home with him on the plane. Were we surprised when he unpacked! When the Lord calls our loved ones home, He leaves a gift of memories in exchange. Love and sympathy to you all. Beverly Coffee Cook and family.
It is with great sadness that I am writing this.
I am truly sorry to hear of Mr. Kilby's passing. Prayers for the Kilby family that God will comfort you today and the days to come. Blessings to you all.
Tina Kilby Lee
My Brother: Jesse Dwight Kilby
It all started with Mama and Daddy then there were nine boys and two girls.
Oh, what a wonderful family we had!... and still do, now with all the grandchildren and
even great grandchildren.
My brother Dwight was the eighth boy born into our family. I asked Mama about his name and she told me it meant MOST BELOVED! Dwight was our rock. I am talking about us little ones left at home after the big boys got married and moved off. He looked after me and Brenda and younger brother, Deleano, and cared for us all. He was kind and had the most gentle heart. He was a bit timid and cared for all, including the little animals in the woods and even the fish in the creek. I noticed one day after we had been hunting for rabbit, squirrel or most anything Mama could cook for us, that he just didn’t have the heart to shoot the little critters. "Let's just go fishing," he would say and after a while we usually caught something…but Dwight was quick to always put the fish out of their suffering. He couldn't stand to see anything sick or in pain and he never wanted to hurt any living thing. He was gentle and kind and never hurt anyone or anything.
Dwight decided he wanted to play football and so he did. He stayed after school every day and practiced and on Friday nights, after the ball game he would walk or run all the way home. I am talking 7 to 8 miles in the dark, in the rain or the cold. Dwight graduated from high school with honors and went to Fall's Collage in Atlanta where he got his surveyor degree. Dwight never quit going to school and he never quit learning.
Then, late in the evening on a beautiful autumn afternoon, with the mountains showing off all their beautiful colors of gold, green, yellow and purple, our sweet, wonderful, shy, brother Dwight showed up driving a red Mustang with the cutest little blond girl sitting by his side. Right away you could tell they were in love and he had brought Jeanene to meet Mama. It wasn’t long until they were married and God blessed them with two fine boys, Keith and Reggie. These two boys were the light of his life and he was very proud of both of them and all their accomplishments. Of course, Jeanene was right there beside Dwight, always his sweetheart and the love of his life.
Time rocked on and Dwight and Jeanene became grandparents. Now, you know you have to be a grandparent to understand the magic, joy and love being a grandparent can bring. Dwight and Jeanene's lives were full of love and joy.
Brother Dwight was very special to me in many ways. He helped me study for my real estate exam, he encouraged me and never let me quit, he let me sell properties for him and furthered my career. As long as I knew my brother I never heard him use any foul language or ever use the Lord's name in vain. He was slow to anger and slow to make
judgements on anyone or anything. He read his Bible and I think he had a special bond with his love of God and his understanding of the Bible.
What more could you want for the brother you love when he leaves this world below but to know he was saved, he knew Jesus as his personal savior, he had a wonderful wife and left behind two beautiful children and lots of beautiful grandchildren. I will end by borrowing a few words from one of my favorite songs!
GO REST HIGH ON THAT MOUNTAIN, SON YOUR WORK ON EARTH IS DONE
GO TO HEAVEN A-SHOUTING
LOOK FOR THE FATHER AND THE SON
I am so heart broken to hear about Mr. Kilby. He was a wonderful man with such a kind and loving soul. I will remember his warm smile and uplifting personality. I feel honored to have known him and I am going to miss him so much! Sending prayers of love, peace, and comfort to Mrs. Kilby, Reggie,and Keith!
Jeanene, my thoughts and prayers are with you today. Dwight was a fine person
and he will be missed by all his family. You and Dwight have two fine sons,
Keith and Reggie and all the grandchildren who have fond memories of their
loved one. Love Genell Kilby
Judith Varnadoe Johnson
Jeanene, so sorry to hear of the passing of Dwight. You are in my thoughts and prayers. God bless you in the days to come. May you find comfort in God, your faith and your family and friends.
Judye Varnadoe Johnson
Tim & Angela Hooper Hunnicutt
We are so very sorry for your loss. Thinking of you & praying you feel God’s comforting love.
John P. Tucker
I count myself privileged to have known Dwight Kilby and his son Keith for the past 25 years or so. Dwight was among the most principled men I have ever known and a man whose devotion to Christ and to other people was evident to all who knew him. Men who value the truth and try to speak nothing else are very rare. I count Dwight Kilby as a dear friend and look forward to seeing him again when we both have glorified bodies. In the meantime, I look forward to continuing fellowship on earth with his son Keith and am praying for God’s loving comfort to cover Dwight’s family as they adjust to his being in glory ahead of them.
It was pleasure to know and to work with Dwight. He reached down to help me and did it with respect and courtesy. People that can put aside self are the ones that can witness to others in all places. Dwight was that kind of person. It is my prayer that the Lord fills the void as you remember his example he set for all of us. John Davis RLS #3296
Kay Kennedy Jackson
To my high school friend, Jeanne, So saddened to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. 🤗
May you find comfort in knowing that your dear one is safe in the memory of God, who will remember every detail about him and bring him back to life again.The bible in Acts 24:15 promises "that there is going to be a resurrection." I pray this promise gives you hope during these difficult times.
I did not have the pleasure of knowing Dwight for many years, but the little time I had to work with him was worth a lot. He taught me a lot about engineering and about his history. I’m saddened he is gone but I won’t forget what he taught me and will continue to look up to him. Thoughts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time.
Martha E. Pirkle
I am so sorry to read about Dwight. I always thought he was a special man. I have missed you very much over the years. As I have gotten older (will be 90 in January) my health has limited me to having to be on a walker. I am thankful to be able to be at my church most Sundays. God is good all the time.
I know you have a good family who will stand by you. We will all
see each other again and our Lord and Savior which is the greatest promise of all. I love you Jeannine. Martha
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