ORNEVILLE - Kirby W. Lyford, age 56, died Wednesday, November 4, 2015, at his home, following a brief illness.
Kirby loved the outdoors and was an avid hunter and fisherman. He never met a stranger and always enjoyed telling a good story.
He is survived by his longtime girlfriend, Lisa Snide and family; his parents, Roland Lyford and Bertha Lyford; his children Kirby Lyford and wife Sarah, Allison Woodard and husband Phil, Ashley Lyford and fiance Cody; his grandchildren, Leigha Woodard, Kallie Lyford and Colton Lyford; his siblings Greg Lyford and girlfriend Debbie, Tony Lyford and wife Stephanie, and Darlene Hoxie and husband John-Paul; several nieces and nephews; and many life-long friends. Kirby is pre-deceased by his nephew, Dylan Lyford.
A private service will be held Tuesday, November 10, 2015 followed by a celebration of life, which is open to the public, at the American Legion in Milo at 2:00 pm.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Maine Chapter of the American Lung Association, 122 State St. Augusta, ME 04330.
At his request, please remember him with smiles not tears.