Heath and Vaughn Funeral Home - Champaign Il

Today is

Steve Kirby

Steve Kirby passed away Jan. 5, 2018, after a stroke in Urbana, Ill., surrounded by friends and family.

Steve was born in Bloomington, Ill. on Aug. 30, 1953, to Harley and Betty Kirby. kirbyHe is survived by his sister, Susan Warhover, of Urbana; and brothers, Craig (Dawn) of Philo, Ill., and Mike (Leslie) of Urbana.

Steve worked at Kirby’s Firestone until he retired. Upon retirement he became an entrepreneur. He started multiple successful businesses. His favorites were the bars, cars, and house flips where many of the people he met became lifelong drinking buddies. Steve had an incredible sense of humor and everyone could depend on his quick wit for some pearls of wisdom. Steve loved to travel and gamble, and his enthusiasm took him all over the world.

There will be a meeting of friends at the VFW in Urbana on Wednesday, Jan. 10, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to VFW Post 630 Auxiliary.

Condolences may be offered at www.HeathandVaughn.com.


Kirby Family,

Sorry to hear of our lose,may God comfort you at this time.

William Kirby


So sorry to hear of the passing of Steve Kirby. Went to high school with him and hung out with him and his brother, Mike. We had some great times and lots of laughs which I recall often with my kids who can’t believe the stories. Along with a great sense of humor, he had a big heart and always had words of wisdom. May you Rest In Peace my friend. My best to the Kirby family.

Mickey (Parrott) Engelbrecht