Time, Day, Date: 11 a.m., Saturday, June 27, 2015
Place: Harvey Bpatist Church
Officiating: Rev. Jerry Hall and Dr. Kyle Davis
Disposition: 3 p.m. at Rosehill Cemetery Cleburne
Stephenville – Services for Kirby Lee Fears, 84, retired Manager of Southwestern Bell, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, June 27, 2015, at Harvey Baptist Church with Rev. Jerry Hall and Dr. Kyle Davis officiating. Burial will follow at 3:00 p.m. at Rose Hill Cemetery, in Cleburne. Visitation will be held one hour prior to service at Harvey Baptist Church.
Kirby was born in Fort Worth, Texas on November 15, 1930 to Robert Oliver Fears and Ruth Elizabeth McCool. He married Sudie (Sue) Bell Tennyson on December 9, 1977, in Cisco, Texas.
From the very beginning, he sang in a little rhythm band in school and in choir at his Sunday school. He found joy in singing at the various churches he attended throughout his life. He cherished his time singing for the Alvarado High School choir, where he met Jean Robinson. They had so much fun singing together during those 2 years. After Jean preceded him in death, he married Sue, who also sang in a choir, and they continued singing together ever since. He was saved at Buel Baptist Church in 1947 under the direction of Brother Ed Hamilton, on a beautiful summer day. He was baptized at East Henderson Baptist Church in Cleburne. He was a deacon since November 16, 1958. He was ordained at his home church, Golden Gate Baptist Church, in Fort Worth with Brother Luther Mann as pastor. Kirby and Sue joined the Gideonýs International together in 1984. Kirby served in the Army from 1952 to 1954 as a Corporal, during the Korean War.
Survivors include his wife, Sue Fears of Granbury; children; Kathy Liles and husband, Glenn of Granbury, and Becky McNeil and husband, Earl of Lubbock; David Fears of New Branfels, TX, and Tracy Fears and wife, Charlie of Iowa Park, TX; grandchildren; Leslie Jean Bollier, Brandi Li Morgan, Kelly Anne Fears, Alicia Nicole Roberts, Joseph Lynn Liles, Michael James Kouri, Ashley Elizabeth Wetzel, Lynsie Lýrae Nuckolls, Kristi Ann McKenna, Jeff Todd Hall, Willie Truitt, James Truitt, Steven Glenn Liles, and Paul Jason Liles; and numerous great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Granbury, and Gideonýs International. Online condolences can be made at www.lacyfuneral.com.