Bossier City, LA – Kirby Haskins of Bossier City was born on January 30, 1933 and passed away on March 1, 2020 after a brief illness.
A private service will be held for the family at a later time.
Kirby was preceded in death by Eudie Haskins Holderman, (Mother), Arthur Holderman (step-father), Herman Haskins (brother), Madalyn Haskins Curry (sister) and James Curry, (brother in law).
Kirby is survived by his wife of 64 years, Dorothy Jean Haskins, his sons Charles Haskins and wife Vicki, Larry Haskins, Kelly Haskins and wife Kim, and Lonnie Haskins. Grandchildren, Lari Cheyenne Haskins, Tyler Morgan Haskins and Kirby Carleton Haskins.
Kirby was born and raised in Henderson Texas. Kirby served in the Navy during the Korean War from 1951-1955 on the U.S.S Hancock. Following his honorable discharge Kirby met and married Jean and entered into the Automotive Sales Industry. Kirby and Jean ventured to Miami, Florida where Kirby exceled in car sales and was promoted to sales manager. They moved to Bossier City to be closer to family members and to raise their family. Kirby was the General Car Sales Manager and the Lincoln Mercury store in Shreveport for many years. Kirby continued to work in the car sales industry well beyond retirement age as this was his true passion.
He will be remembered by his family and friends as a man of integrity and kindness, he will truly be missed, for he will never pass this way again.
The family would like to thank the nurses and doctors at Willis Knighton Bossier for their exceptional care and kindness they showed to Kirby and the entire Haskins family. The family would also like to thank the staff at Heritage Manor West for the excellent care given to Kirby.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Volunteers of Youth Justice/CASA or the BPCC Foundation.