Our knowledgeable staff are passionate about providing families guidance and support during the funeral planning process and well after the funeral. Together, we can honor your loved one’s life while beginning your grief journey.

 

 

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Kevin Kirby Owner & Funeral Director kevinkirby@jckirbyandson.com

Kevin R. Kirby was born and raised in Bowling Green, Kentucky. He is the son of J.C & Ernestine Kirby. He is the third of six children. At the young age of seven Kevin would follow his father, J.C., to work knowing at such an early age he wanted to follow in his father’s footsteps to become a licensed funeral director and embalmer. He graduated from Bowling Green High School in 1974 and then went onto mortuary school. He graduated from the Kentucky School of Mortuary Science in Louisville in 1979 and the same day of graduation he drove with his wife, Lynn, back to Bowling Green to begin work that day. Kevin and Lynn bought the funeral home from J.C. in 1986 and embarked upon an ambitious remodeling project to the existing Broadway Avenue chapel and eventually expanded by opening the Lovers Lane chapel and cemetery in 1997 to serve the growing area of Warren County. He and his wife continue to work and strive to meet the needs of the families they serve with hope, dedication, and care.

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Lynn Kirby Owner & Funeral Director lynnkirby@jckirbyandson.com

Lynn Kirby was born and raised in Bowling Green, Kentucky. She is one of four children. She attended and graduated Warren Central High School in 1977. After high school she attended Western Kentucky University. She married Kevin in 1977 and soon after moved to Louisville while Kevin attended mortuary school. During that time she worked at a local funeral home in Louisville. Lynn and Kevin have three children, Justin, Stuart, and Kaitlynn and four grandchildren. Lynn received her funeral directors license in 1983 she is also a licensed insurance agent. She began working full time at the funeral home with her husband Kevin in 1985.

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Kaitlynn Kirby Clark Funeral Director

Kaitlynn Kirby Clark is the wife of George Clark, mother of her daughters Summit and Woods Parker and the daughter of Kevin & Lynn Kirby. She was born and raised in Bowling Green, Kentucky. She graduated from Greenwood High School in 2004 and then graduated from Western Kentucky University in 2008 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Management and a minor in Textiles and apparel merchandising. After graduating she began working full time at the funeral home and received her funeral Directors license in 2011.

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Eric Thomason Manager & Funeral Director, Broadway Chapel ericthomason@jckirbyandson.com

Eric grew up in Alvaton and is an 9th-generation Warren Countian. After graduating from Greenwood High School in 1999 he attended Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky and graduated in 2003 with a degree in history. Eric was formerly employed with Cultural Resource Analysts, Inc., a Lexington-based archaeology and historic preservation consulting firm, as a field archaeologist and cartographer. Eric serves as the manager and a funeral director at the Broadway Chapel. When not working, Eric enjoys working on his small family farm as well as woodworking, kayaking, hiking, skiing, and any number of other outdoor activities.

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Dwayne Lawrence Assistant Manager & Funeral Director, Broadway Chapel broadway@jckirbyandson.com

Dwayne is a licensed Funeral Director and has been since 1982. He has been with J.C. Kirby & Son Funeral Chapels since 1986. He also serves as the Chief Deputy Coroner for Warren County. In addition to his funeral director’s and deputy’s coroner’s work, Dwayne is the J.C. Kirby & Son family services coordinator. He leads the grief support meetings that are held on the fourth Tuesday of each month. Dwayne is married to Alex and has two children Matthew & Kimberly and 4 new children Morgan, Josh, Nate and Megan. They attend Hillvue Heights. Dwayne is a member of the Bowling Green Masonic Lodge, O.E.S. # 198, The Knights Templar, the Rizpah Shrine, where he is also is a Shrine clown, and a member of the F.O.P. # 13. Dwayne enjoys playing golf and photography.

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Marilyn Burton Hester Office Manager, Broadway Chapel mhester@jckirbyandson.com

Marilyn Burton Hester serves as the Broadway Chapel Office Manager. Marilyn is a proud Ohio County native. In her spare time she enjoys playing the piano. She loves spending time with her husband Rhodes, three children, and five grandchildren. Marilyn and Rhodes attend Southside Baptist Church and has participated in several Honduran missionary trips.

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David Bevil Manager & Funeral Director, Lovers Lane Chapel loverslane@jckirbyandson.com

David has been a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer for over 30 years. He graduated from Mid America College of Funeral Service in 1987 with a degree in Mortuary Science and Funeral Service. David and his wife Jackie Goff Bevil are originally from Ohio County. He loves spending time with his family at the lake, watching UK and WKU basketball, and working outdoors.

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Angie Birge Office Manager & Funeral Director, Lovers Lane Chapel abirge@jckirbyandson.com

Angie is a native of Scottsville, Kentucky and graduated Allen County Scottsville High School in 1994. She is a licensed Funeral Director in Kentucky since 2014. She is married to Brad Birge and they have one son Corbin. She attends Scottsville Church of Christ with her family where she enjoys teaching bible class. Angie enjoys spending time with her family, watching her son play football and spending time outdoors.

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Phillip Wheeler Manager & Embalmer, Personal Care Service info@jckirbyandson.com

Phillip is a native of Franklin, KY and is a licensed funeral director and embalmer. He is a 2005 graduate of Franklin-Simpson High School and a 2011 graduate of John A. Gupton College in Nashville, TN with a degree in Mortuary Science and Funeral Service. Phillip joined the staff at J.C. Kirby and Son in 2012 and now serves as the Manager of our Personal Care Service. Phillip also serves Warren County as a deputy coroner. Phillip married his wife Katie Wheeler in 2015 and has a daughter Carolina Jane. In his spare time he enjoys golfing, traveling and spending time with family and friends. 

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Chris Hays Embalmer, Personal Care Service info@jckirbyandson.com

Chris is a native of Lebanon, Kentucky and a 1996 graduate of Marion County High School in Lebanon and a 1998 graduate of Mid-America College of Funeral Service in Jeffersonville, Indiana. He obtained his Kentucky Funeral Director and Embalmers license in 1999 and his Indiana Funeral Directors license in 2016. Chris has been married to his wife Mandy for over 16 years and they have two sons, Hunter Shields and Eli Hays. He attends Centertown Baptist Church and heavily involved with his son, Eli’s, sports activities. He is also an avid University of Kentucky and Cincinnati Reds fan.

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William Miller Jr. Manager, Monument Divison & Sexton, Bowling Green Gardens bgmonument@jckirbyandson.com

Junior, as he is known to everybody, is a Warren County native and is in charge monument division and is the sexton of the Bowling Green Gardens Cemetery. He is married to the former Priscilla Bailey and they have two children: Matt and Samantha and two grandchildren: William Jay and Makaylah. In his spare time he enjoys working on cars and watching Nascar. He also enjoys street rod, hot rod, and drag racing.

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Cody Whitlock Funeral Director codywhitlock@jckirbyandson.com

Cody grew up in rural Western Kentucky and graduated from Hickman County High School in 2012. He later attended Western Kentucky University and graduated in 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations. Cody is currently a licensed funeral director at J.C. Kirby & Son Funeral Chapels and has been with us since April of 2017. In his spare time, Cody enjoys spending time with his friends, playing the piano, and traveling.

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Heather K. Fletcher Funeral Director, Lovers Lane Chapel hfletcher@jckirbyandson.com

Heather is a native of Bowling Green, Kentucky and graduated from Greenwood High School in 1995. She attended Western Kentucky University and has worked in the legal and banking industry for the last 24 years. She is the wife of Shannon Fletcher and mother to Tucker and Reagan. Heather is currently a licensed funeral director at the J.C. Kirby & Son Lovers Lane Chapel and has been with us since November 2018. In her spare time, Heather enjoys traveling, spending time with family and friends, and the outdoors.

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Eddie Smith Funeral Director & Embalmer loverslane@jckirbyandson.com

Eddie is a 1973 graduate of the Kentucky School of Mortuary Science in Louisville and attended Western Kentucky University. He has been married to Patty McReynolds Smith for over forty-three years. They have two sons: Chris and wife Penny and Chad and wife Amy as well as three grandchildren: Skylar Paige, Kaylee Jo, and Gavin. He is a member of Living Hope Baptist Church, the Bowling Green Masonic Lodge #73 F&AM, The Rizpah Shrine Temple, and the Hilltopper Athletic Foundation. Eddie is an avid fan of both men’s and women’s Western Kentucky University Hilltopper basketball and WKU football. He also enjoys yard in his free time.

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Jim Gildersleeve Funeral Director info@jckirbyandson.com

Jim graduated from Bowling Green High School in 1970 and from WKU in 1975 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government. From 1977 until retiring in 2008 Jim was the Court Administrator for the 8th Judicial Circuit Commonwealth of Kentucky with the Kentucky Administrative Office of the Courts and received numerous awards from the State Court System. Jim began his career in funeral service in 2008 and began his apprenticeship in 2009 at J.C. Kirby & Son Funeral Chapels to become a licensed funeral director. Jim has been active in many civic organizations including the Greenwood Optimist Club and the Crimestoppers Board of Directors. Jim now serves as Board Chairman of the Kentucky Commission for Children with Special Healthcare Needs with which he has been a Board Commissioner since 1991. Jim married Brenda Sledge Gildersleeve in 1975 and they are the parents of Alison, LeeAnn, and the late Adam Gildersleeve.

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John White Funeral Director info@jckirbyandson.com

John graduated from Warren Central High School in 1979 and started work for BGMU (Bowling Green Municipal Utlilities) in July of 1979 where he started out as a Ground Man, later a Lineman, Line Crew Foreman, and as the Electric Distribution Supervisor for his last 6 years, after which he retired. John retired May 30th 2008 and lives in Smiths Grove, KY with his wife of 17 years; the former Suzanne McCarty. He has 2 daughters, Melissa White and Taylor Alder, a son Mason White, and a granddaughter Sydney Grace. Some of his hobbies are hunting, fishing, camping, and anything to do with the outdoors and he is a member of the Elijah Upton Lodge #828. John is a licensed funeral director and a Warren County Deputy Coroner.

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Mel Crosson Funeral Director info@jckirbyandson.com

Mel Crosson comes to the Bowling Green area from Chattanooga, TN, where he worked with Chattanooga Funeral Homes for eleven years. Mel holds a Tennessee and a Kentucky Funeral Directors License. Mel is the organist for Eastwood Baptist Church where he and his wife Bettie are members. Mel and Bettie have a daughter, Melony, who is married to Steve Atwell and are the parents of their Grandchildren, Megan & Evan. Their Son, Chris, Resides in Georgia. Mel is originally from Cincinnati, Ohio and is a 1957 graduate of Woodward High School. One of Mel’s interest is working in his yard and tending to Bettie’s roses.

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Ron Baldwin Funeral Director info@jckirbyandson.com

Ron is a native of Warren County and grew up in the Rockfield community. After graduating from Warren Central High School in 1975 he attended Western Kentucky University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Technical Education. He retired in July 2013 from SouthCentral Community and Technical College after 32 years of service where he served as Dean of Applied Technology and Campus Director of the Glasgow Technology Campus. Ron currently is working as a licensed Funeral Director for J.C. Kirby and Son Funeral Chapels and Crematory. Ron is a member of Bowling Green Masonic Lodge #73 F&AM where he is a past master. He has two sons: Jeffrey and Wesley Baldwin both of Bowling Green. He and his wife Joy have one grandson Oliver. In his spare time he enjoys spending time on his farm and loves to hunt, fish, and ride his motorcycle.

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Tucker Fletcher Apprentice Funeral Director & Embalmer loverslane@jckirbyandson.com

Tucker is a native of Bowling Green and graduated from Greenwood High School in 2018. He will be attending Lindsey Wilson College in the fall of 2018. He serves as a Funeral Assistant at J.C. Kirby & Son. When not working or attending school he also serves as Minister of Music at Greenhill Methodist Church.

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Rhodes Hester Apprentice Funeral Director info@jckirbyandson.com

Rhodes is a native of Stanford, Kentucky and graduated from Western Kentucky University with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1971. He retired from the Kentucky Division of Conservation after 30 years, and is currently a Warren County Conservation District Supervisor. He was also one of the owners/founders of the Richpond Market and Deli. Rhodes was the first recipient of the Western Kentucky University Department of Agriculture Spirit Award. He and his wife, Marilyn, currently attend Southside Baptist Church in Bowling Green. He has traveled on many mission trips to Nicaragua and Honduras.

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Clayton Kirby info@jckirbyandson.com

Clayton is a native of Bowling Green, Kentucky and graduated from Greenwood High School in 2017. He is currently attending SKYCTC and after receiving his Associates Degree, will continue to further his education at Western Kentucky University. In his free time, Clayton enjoys fishing, playing basketball, and lifting weights at his local gym. Clayton currently works as a funeral home assistant at the Broadway and Lovers Lane Chapel and plans on acquiring his funeral directors license in the future.

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Kevin Brooks info@jckirbyandson.com

Kevin is a native of Warren County and graduated from Warren Central High School in 1982. He has been employed with Warren Rural Electric Cooperative Corporation for 27 years. Kevin has been married to Susie Cundiff Brooks for 29 years and they have a son: Taylor and twin daughters: Sarah and Beth. Kevin is currently working part time for J.C. Kirby & Son Funeral Chapels and Crematory. When not working, Kevin enjoys hunting and fishing.

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Rich Blair info@jckirbyandson.com

Rich Blair, a native from Flint, Michigan, started with General Motors in 1967. He moved to Bowling Green in 1981. He retired in 2008 from GM after 41 years. He has lived in the Plum Springs area for 36 years. He has been married to Diane Blair for over 50 years, has two sons, Michael and Paul Blair and one grandson Colton Blair. He loves working on and driving Corvettes and most of all being with his family.

Kevin Kirby

Owner & Funeral Director
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Kevin R. Kirby was born and raised in Bowling Green, Kentucky. He is the son of J.C & Ernestine Kirby. He is the third of six children. At the young age of seven Kevin would follow his father, J.C., to work knowing at such an early age he wanted to follow in his father’s footsteps to become a licensed funeral director and embalmer. He graduated from Bowling Green High School in 1974 and then went onto mortuary school. He graduated from the Kentucky School of Mortuary Science in Louisville in 1979 and the same day of graduation he drove with his wife, Lynn, back to Bowling Green to begin work that day. Kevin and Lynn bought the funeral home from J.C. in 1986 and embarked upon an ambitious remodeling project to the existing Broadway Avenue chapel and eventually expanded by opening the Lovers Lane chapel and cemetery in 1997 to serve the growing area of Warren County. He and his wife continue to work and strive to meet the needs of the families they serve with hope, dedication, and care.

Lynn Kirby

Owner & Funeral Director
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Lynn Kirby was born and raised in Bowling Green, Kentucky. She is one of four children. She attended and graduated Warren Central High School in 1977. After high school she attended Western Kentucky University. She married Kevin in 1977 and soon after moved to Louisville while Kevin attended mortuary school. During that time she worked at a local funeral home in Louisville. Lynn and Kevin have three children, Justin, Stuart, and Kaitlynn and four grandchildren. Lynn received her funeral directors license in 1983 she is also a licensed insurance agent. She began working full time at the funeral home with her husband Kevin in 1985.

Kaitlynn Kirby Clark

Funeral Director
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Kaitlynn Kirby Clark is the wife of George Clark, mother of her daughters Summit and Woods Parker and the daughter of Kevin & Lynn Kirby. She was born and raised in Bowling Green, Kentucky. She graduated from Greenwood High School in 2004 and then graduated from Western Kentucky University in 2008 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Management and a minor in Textiles and apparel merchandising. After graduating she began working full time at the funeral home and received her funeral Directors license in 2011.

Eric Thomason

Manager & Funeral Director, Broadway Chapel
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Eric grew up in Alvaton and is an 9th-generation Warren Countian. After graduating from Greenwood High School in 1999 he attended Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky and graduated in 2003 with a degree in history. Eric was formerly employed with Cultural Resource Analysts, Inc., a Lexington-based archaeology and historic preservation consulting firm, as a field archaeologist and cartographer. Eric serves as the manager and a funeral director at the Broadway Chapel. When not working, Eric enjoys working on his small family farm as well as woodworking, kayaking, hiking, skiing, and any number of other outdoor activities.

Dwayne Lawrence

Assistant Manager & Funeral Director, Broadway Chapel
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Dwayne is a licensed Funeral Director and has been since 1982. He has been with J.C. Kirby & Son Funeral Chapels since 1986. He also serves as the Chief Deputy Coroner for Warren County. In addition to his funeral director’s and deputy’s coroner’s work, Dwayne is the J.C. Kirby & Son family services coordinator. He leads the grief support meetings that are held on the fourth Tuesday of each month. Dwayne is married to Alex and has two children Matthew & Kimberly and 4 new children Morgan, Josh, Nate and Megan. They attend Hillvue Heights. Dwayne is a member of the Bowling Green Masonic Lodge, O.E.S. # 198, The Knights Templar, the Rizpah Shrine, where he is also is a Shrine clown, and a member of the F.O.P. # 13. Dwayne enjoys playing golf and photography.

Marilyn Burton Hester

Office Manager, Broadway Chapel
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Marilyn Burton Hester serves as the Broadway Chapel Office Manager. Marilyn is a proud Ohio County native. In her spare time she enjoys playing the piano. She loves spending time with her husband Rhodes, three children, and five grandchildren. Marilyn and Rhodes attend Southside Baptist Church and has participated in several Honduran missionary trips.

David Bevil

Manager & Funeral Director, Lovers Lane Chapel
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David has been a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer for over 30 years. He graduated from Mid America College of Funeral Service in 1987 with a degree in Mortuary Science and Funeral Service. David and his wife Jackie Goff Bevil are originally from Ohio County. He loves spending time with his family at the lake, watching UK and WKU basketball, and working outdoors.

Angie Birge

Office Manager & Funeral Director, Lovers Lane Chapel
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Angie is a native of Scottsville, Kentucky and graduated Allen County Scottsville High School in 1994. She is a licensed Funeral Director in Kentucky since 2014. She is married to Brad Birge and they have one son Corbin. She attends Scottsville Church of Christ with her family where she enjoys teaching bible class. Angie enjoys spending time with her family, watching her son play football and spending time outdoors.

Phillip Wheeler

Manager & Embalmer, Personal Care Service
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Phillip is a native of Franklin, KY and is a licensed funeral director and embalmer. He is a 2005 graduate of Franklin-Simpson High School and a 2011 graduate of John A. Gupton College in Nashville, TN with a degree in Mortuary Science and Funeral Service. Phillip joined the staff at J.C. Kirby and Son in 2012 and now serves as the Manager of our Personal Care Service. Phillip also serves Warren County as a deputy coroner. Phillip married his wife Katie Wheeler in 2015 and has a daughter Carolina Jane. In his spare time he enjoys golfing, traveling and spending time with family and friends. 

Chris Hays

Embalmer, Personal Care Service
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Chris is a native of Lebanon, Kentucky and a 1996 graduate of Marion County High School in Lebanon and a 1998 graduate of Mid-America College of Funeral Service in Jeffersonville, Indiana. He obtained his Kentucky Funeral Director and Embalmers license in 1999 and his Indiana Funeral Directors license in 2016. Chris has been married to his wife Mandy for over 16 years and they have two sons, Hunter Shields and Eli Hays. He attends Centertown Baptist Church and heavily involved with his son, Eli’s, sports activities. He is also an avid University of Kentucky and Cincinnati Reds fan.

William Miller Jr.

Manager, Monument Divison & Sexton, Bowling Green Gardens
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Junior, as he is known to everybody, is a Warren County native and is in charge monument division and is the sexton of the Bowling Green Gardens Cemetery. He is married to the former Priscilla Bailey and they have two children: Matt and Samantha and two grandchildren: William Jay and Makaylah. In his spare time he enjoys working on cars and watching Nascar. He also enjoys street rod, hot rod, and drag racing.

Cody Whitlock

Funeral Director
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Cody grew up in rural Western Kentucky and graduated from Hickman County High School in 2012. He later attended Western Kentucky University and graduated in 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations. Cody is currently a licensed funeral director at J.C. Kirby & Son Funeral Chapels and has been with us since April of 2017. In his spare time, Cody enjoys spending time with his friends, playing the piano, and traveling.

Heather K. Fletcher

Funeral Director, Lovers Lane Chapel
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Heather is a native of Bowling Green, Kentucky and graduated from Greenwood High School in 1995. She attended Western Kentucky University and has worked in the legal and banking industry for the last 24 years. She is the wife of Shannon Fletcher and mother to Tucker and Reagan. Heather is currently a licensed funeral director at the J.C. Kirby & Son Lovers Lane Chapel and has been with us since November 2018. In her spare time, Heather enjoys traveling, spending time with family and friends, and the outdoors.

Eddie Smith

Funeral Director & Embalmer
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Eddie is a 1973 graduate of the Kentucky School of Mortuary Science in Louisville and attended Western Kentucky University. He has been married to Patty McReynolds Smith for over forty-three years. They have two sons: Chris and wife Penny and Chad and wife Amy as well as three grandchildren: Skylar Paige, Kaylee Jo, and Gavin. He is a member of Living Hope Baptist Church, the Bowling Green Masonic Lodge #73 F&AM, The Rizpah Shrine Temple, and the Hilltopper Athletic Foundation. Eddie is an avid fan of both men’s and women’s Western Kentucky University Hilltopper basketball and WKU football. He also enjoys yard in his free time.

Jim Gildersleeve

Funeral Director
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Jim graduated from Bowling Green High School in 1970 and from WKU in 1975 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government. From 1977 until retiring in 2008 Jim was the Court Administrator for the 8th Judicial Circuit Commonwealth of Kentucky with the Kentucky Administrative Office of the Courts and received numerous awards from the State Court System. Jim began his career in funeral service in 2008 and began his apprenticeship in 2009 at J.C. Kirby & Son Funeral Chapels to become a licensed funeral director. Jim has been active in many civic organizations including the Greenwood Optimist Club and the Crimestoppers Board of Directors. Jim now serves as Board Chairman of the Kentucky Commission for Children with Special Healthcare Needs with which he has been a Board Commissioner since 1991. Jim married Brenda Sledge Gildersleeve in 1975 and they are the parents of Alison, LeeAnn, and the late Adam Gildersleeve.

John White

Funeral Director
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John graduated from Warren Central High School in 1979 and started work for BGMU (Bowling Green Municipal Utlilities) in July of 1979 where he started out as a Ground Man, later a Lineman, Line Crew Foreman, and as the Electric Distribution Supervisor for his last 6 years, after which he retired. John retired May 30th 2008 and lives in Smiths Grove, KY with his wife of 17 years; the former Suzanne McCarty. He has 2 daughters, Melissa White and Taylor Alder, a son Mason White, and a granddaughter Sydney Grace. Some of his hobbies are hunting, fishing, camping, and anything to do with the outdoors and he is a member of the Elijah Upton Lodge #828. John is a licensed funeral director and a Warren County Deputy Coroner.

Mel Crosson

Funeral Director
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Mel Crosson comes to the Bowling Green area from Chattanooga, TN, where he worked with Chattanooga Funeral Homes for eleven years. Mel holds a Tennessee and a Kentucky Funeral Directors License. Mel is the organist for Eastwood Baptist Church where he and his wife Bettie are members. Mel and Bettie have a daughter, Melony, who is married to Steve Atwell and are the parents of their Grandchildren, Megan & Evan. Their Son, Chris, Resides in Georgia. Mel is originally from Cincinnati, Ohio and is a 1957 graduate of Woodward High School. One of Mel’s interest is working in his yard and tending to Bettie’s roses.

Ron Baldwin

Funeral Director
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Ron is a native of Warren County and grew up in the Rockfield community. After graduating from Warren Central High School in 1975 he attended Western Kentucky University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Technical Education. He retired in July 2013 from SouthCentral Community and Technical College after 32 years of service where he served as Dean of Applied Technology and Campus Director of the Glasgow Technology Campus. Ron currently is working as a licensed Funeral Director for J.C. Kirby and Son Funeral Chapels and Crematory. Ron is a member of Bowling Green Masonic Lodge #73 F&AM where he is a past master. He has two sons: Jeffrey and Wesley Baldwin both of Bowling Green. He and his wife Joy have one grandson Oliver. In his spare time he enjoys spending time on his farm and loves to hunt, fish, and ride his motorcycle.

Tucker Fletcher

Apprentice Funeral Director & Embalmer
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Tucker is a native of Bowling Green and graduated from Greenwood High School in 2018. He will be attending Lindsey Wilson College in the fall of 2018. He serves as a Funeral Assistant at J.C. Kirby & Son. When not working or attending school he also serves as Minister of Music at Greenhill Methodist Church.

Rhodes Hester

Apprentice Funeral Director
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Rhodes is a native of Stanford, Kentucky and graduated from Western Kentucky University with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1971. He retired from the Kentucky Division of Conservation after 30 years, and is currently a Warren County Conservation District Supervisor. He was also one of the owners/founders of the Richpond Market and Deli. Rhodes was the first recipient of the Western Kentucky University Department of Agriculture Spirit Award. He and his wife, Marilyn, currently attend Southside Baptist Church in Bowling Green. He has traveled on many mission trips to Nicaragua and Honduras.

Clayton Kirby

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Clayton is a native of Bowling Green, Kentucky and graduated from Greenwood High School in 2017. He is currently attending SKYCTC and after receiving his Associates Degree, will continue to further his education at Western Kentucky University. In his free time, Clayton enjoys fishing, playing basketball, and lifting weights at his local gym. Clayton currently works as a funeral home assistant at the Broadway and Lovers Lane Chapel and plans on acquiring his funeral directors license in the future.

Kevin Brooks

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Kevin is a native of Warren County and graduated from Warren Central High School in 1982. He has been employed with Warren Rural Electric Cooperative Corporation for 27 years. Kevin has been married to Susie Cundiff Brooks for 29 years and they have a son: Taylor and twin daughters: Sarah and Beth. Kevin is currently working part time for J.C. Kirby & Son Funeral Chapels and Crematory. When not working, Kevin enjoys hunting and fishing.

Rich Blair

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Rich Blair, a native from Flint, Michigan, started with General Motors in 1967. He moved to Bowling Green in 1981. He retired in 2008 from GM after 41 years. He has lived in the Plum Springs area for 36 years. He has been married to Diane Blair for over 50 years, has two sons, Michael and Paul Blair and one grandson Colton Blair. He loves working on and driving Corvettes and most of all being with his family.