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Marvin Kirby, 76, of Indianapolis, passed away on October 20, 2018.
The world wasn't ready for Marvin Kirby to make his appearance in Indianapolis, IN on August 13, 1942, but he was ready for the world. The son of Robert Leo and Estelle LaNova (Day) Kirby, he was born to raise hell. He was a city boy at heart, and knew Indianapolis like the back of his hand. If you ever needed directions, Marvin was the man to call. He was mischievous and loved the thrill of getting away with something, then bragging later with just enough details exaggerated to make you laugh your ass off.
He was charming and charismatic, with a quality that drew people to him. Marvin had the gift of gab, he did not mince words, a trait his daughters proudly posses today. That being said, he was the most empathetic man you could ever hope to meet. He was an amazing listener, he did not pass judgement, instead choosing to help everyone through their public trials and tribulations, and their darker private moments. He would come to bat for you that much harder if you placed your confidence in him.
Marvin was the greatest dad in the world. He loved his daughters more than anything, and always always always supported and encouraged them to follow their own paths and to be their own people.
When Marvin looked down, he wasn't simply looking down, he was looking for money and treasures off the ground. He always managed to find something, and Monica and Nikki fondly remember him sanitizing a blue bouncy ball for them when they were barely out of diapers. When Marvin was looking up, he wasn't just looking up, he knew more about constellations than anyone most people would meet, and he consistently shared that knowledge with everyone. If you look up and see the big "M" in the sky, always think of Marvin and remember "Drive safely, it's always slickest when it first starts raining."
Marvin is survived by his siblings Wilma, David, Judy, Tanya Sue, and Larry; his children Jodi Whitney, Marlo McDonald, Monica Kirby, and Nichol Kirby; and his grandchildren Nicholas Underwood, Brooke Underwood, Gabriel McDonald, and Emerson Blue-Schrader who all affectionately called him "Paw".
Marvin is preceded in passing by his parents, Robert and Estelle Kirby; and his siblings Bobbie, Bobbetta, Lavone, and Maury Rose.
Funeral Services for Marvin will be 5:00 PM, Thursday, November 1, 2018 at Fountain Square Cremation & Funeral Services. Visitation will be from 3 PM until the hour of service.