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Sammie Lee Irby

June 26, 1959 ~ January 14, 2023 (age 63) 63 Years Old

Sammie Irby Obituary

Sammie Lee Irby, affectionately known by many as “Sam”, “Sammie” and by his close friends and family as “ZooKeeper”, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, January 14, 2023 at his home in Yantley, Alabama.

Sammie was preceded in death by his mother, Doris C. Irby, father, Raymond McDonald and sister, Geraldine Gulley.  Sammie accepted Christ at an early age and joined the Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church in Yantley, Alabama.

In life, Sammie lived and worked in a variety of places such as Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Meridian, Mississippi and throughout Alabama, but was well known for his exceptional gift for painting.

Sammie leaves his memory to cherish by his siblings; Johnny Irby, Milwaukee, WI; Rev. Jasper Irby (Martha), Yantley, AL; Etheria Bryant (Willie), Halsell, AL; Shirley Irby-Radcliffe, Lebanon, TN; Ralph Irby, Yantley, AL; Ricky Irby, Enterprise, AL; Sheneka Irby, Tuscaloosa, AL; Raymond McDonald, Mobile, AL; Irma Roberson, St. Louis, MO; a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.

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January 20, 2023

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Hayden & Butler Funeral Home, Inc,
10031 Crowell Drive
Lisman, AL 36912

Graveside Service
January 21, 2023

11:00 AM
Gilfield Baptist Church
7171 Hwy 10
Lisman, AL 36912

Interment following service
January 21, 2023

Gilfield Baptist Church
7171 Hwy 10
Lisman, AL 36912


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