Kirby Alban Buzzard, 59, of Mountain Grove, Virginia passed away Monday, March 13, 2023, at his residence.

He was born November 4, 1963, in Marlinton, West Virginia, the son of the late Robert Arlington Buzzard and Agnes Foster Washburn Buzzard.

Kirby retired as a Sergeant from the Clifton Forge Police Department, where he also served as a member of the Task Force. A devoted officer with many years of service, he lived for his police work and thoroughly enjoyed law enforcement.  He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was a member of the Millboro Masonic Lodge #28, National Rifle Association, Virginia Deer Hunters Association, and National Turkey Federation. He was past member of the Mountain Grove Volunteer Fire Department. He was a loving father and brother. Kirby never knew a stranger; he was a friend to all.

He is survived by his daughter, Susan Buzzard of West Virginia; a brother, Craig Buzzard of Mountain Grove; his girlfriend, Brenda Taylor of Clifton Forge, Virginia; special friends, Jon & Pat Trees of Mountain Grove, Jerry Dale of West Virginia; numerous half-brothers and half-sisters; and his beloved dog, Dilly.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Becky Eileen Morgan Buzzard who passed away on June 4, 2004.

A funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 21, 2023, at McLaughlin & Young Funeral Home with John Young  officiating. Interment will be in Mountain Grove Cemetery.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to services on Tuesday from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. at the Funeral Home, or between the hours of 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Sunday, March 19th at the home of Jon & Pat Trees, 394 Little Back Creek Road, Mountain Grove.

Memorial contributions may be made to Mountain Grove Cemetery Fund, c/o Janice O’Farrell, 5792 Mt. Valley Road, Warm Springs, Virginia 24484.



  1. A very nice man. Prayers for all his family and friends’ and prayers for God’s peace and comfort.

  2. Kirby has been one of my best friends for more than 50 years
    He will be missed greatly.

    • Kirby,
      Your wings were ready but our hearts were not!
      RIP my friend
      Contempra ️

    • Kirby ,
      Thank you for watching out for dad and always being there to bait his hook . RIP

  3. We met Kirby on our first trout fishing trip in 1980. We’ve been knowing him ever since. We had many, many good times with Kirby! He looked forward to us coming on our annual trip every year. Just as we looked forward to seeing and catching up with him. Kirby was a dear friend and never met a stranger! The annual trips will never be the same!! RIP my friend! Until we meet again up yonder!!! Your friend Chris

  4. So sorry for family and friends thank you for your many years of service In Clifton Forge

  5. Aww so sad to hear this. Prayers for the family he left behind and may he rest in peace.

  6. Kirby was one of my late brother’s best friends. He was always welcomed with open arms at my dad’s house because law enforcement officers were our family. Rip Kirby. Tell Waffle that mom and I miss him. You will never be forgotten old friend. Love The Nicely’s.

  7. Kirby was such a nice man. We will miss his visits & conversations at the store. Prayers for all the family.

  8. We met Kirby in 1980 on our first trout fishing trip to Back Creek. We’ve been friends ever since! Our group has seen many different faces over 43 years. That didn’t matter to Kirby though, he welcomed every newcomer with open arms. Yes Kirby never met a stranger, he was a friend to everyone. Kirby looked forward to us coming every year just as much as we did! We’d all catch up on a year’s worth of life. Kirby was a huge part of our annual trip and it will not be the same now! RIP my friend. Until we meet again up yonder!

  9. Prayers for the family and friends. Kirby was a good man.

  10. Kirby, thanks for 43 years of friendship! You always welcomed every new guy to the group with open arms. The trip will never be the same without you, friend. RIP, The Trout Fishing Gang.

  11. I always enjoyed visiting Kirby when I drove in from Utah to hunt the Mountain Grove area during deer season while staying at a dear friends cabin in the Grove. We had many conversations. He was a very kind and genuine friend. Mountain Grove will never be the same. Rest high on that mountain till we meet again.

    • I am saddened to learn of his passing. I will never forget his kindness. He was a very good man.

  12. I was so sorry to hear about Kirby. The last time I saw him was when my mother passed. He looked at me and smiled and said do you know who I am. It took a minute, but it came to me. This was a hard time for me, and he made it easier, even though it had been years. Karen notified me of his passing; may he rest in peace.

  13. Love you Kirby! Will miss you dearly. Thanks for all the good times fishing! Rest In Peace Brother

  14. Love you Kirby and will miss you dearly! Thanks for all the fishing adventures especially when the trout weren’t biting they were my favorite. Rest In Peace Brother!

  15. Shared many visits with Kirby. Such an untimely passing for such a good man. Condolences to his daughter, family and friends. RIP my brother.

  16. Kirby, you will be remembered coming by the house for dinner during those holidays when you and Kameron had to work while you were at the P.D. I appreciate your kindness shown always, and especially being so special to Kameron. Rest and Fly High Kirby. You will be missed. With Sadness, Katrina Crowder Persinger


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