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David Kilby

December 9, 1949 — December 21, 2023

Eubank, Kentucky

David Kilby, a beloved resident of Eubank, KY, passed away at Ephraim McDowell Medical Center, on December 21st, 2023, at the age of 74. Born on December 9th, 1949, in Danville, KY, David was the son of the late William Harold Kilby, of Waynesburg, and Addie Beatrice (Padgett) Meek, of Louisville, formerly of Kings Mountain.

Throughout his life, David made a significant impact as the Owner & Operator of Kilby Trucking. His dedication and hard work were evident in everything he did. He was passionate about his career and took pride in providing exceptional service to his customers.

David's military service added further depth to his character. He served as a Veteran of the United States Army and bravely fought for his country during the Vietnam War. David found himself behind enemy lines, demonstrating not only his courage but also his unwavering commitment to protecting others.

Beyond the demands of work and military service, David cultivated numerous hobbies and interests that brought him joy. He was an active member of the Corvette Club and enjoyed participating in drag racing events. NASCAR held a special place in his heart, and he eagerly followed every race with enthusiasm.

A true adventurer at heart, David spent a lifetime dedicated to trucking. The open road was both his livelihood and his escape, allowing him to explore new destinations and experience the freedom that comes with travel.

David's love for nature extended beyond the confines of the road as he also had a passion for farming. There was something inherently satisfying to him about caring for animals and tending to the land. It provided him with a sense of peace and tranquility.

On December 21, 2023, David Kilby passed away at Ephraim McDowell Medical Center in Danville. While our hearts ache from this loss, we take comfort in knowing that David lived a life full of adventure, love, and dedication.

Those who were fortunate enough to have known David will remember him not only for his incredible work ethic but also for his warm-heartedness and unwavering loyalty. He touched the lives of many and leaves behind a cherished legacy that will be forever enshrined in our hearts.

David was a loving husband to Nancy (Hart) Kilby, married on February 2, 1996. Together, they built a life filled with love and cherished memories. David was also a proud father to his son Jeff Davis, of Lexington, and daughter Natasha Davis (Larry Freer), of Science Hill. A loving “Poppy” to his three adoring grandchildren, Jaclyn Zada, Harper Ansley, and Weston Charles of Science Hill.  Also considered as a son, Matt (Susan) Moberly of Georgetown, showing his capacity for love and generosity.

David Kilby will be remembered for his bravery, hard work, and the love he shared with his family and friends. May his soul rest in peace, and may his legacy continue to inspire all those who knew him.

The memory of David Kilby will forever remain in our hearts. We invite all family members, friends, and acquaintances to join us in celebrating his life at Morris and Hislope Funeral Home in Science Hill, Kentucky. Visitation will be held on December 26, 2023, from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM to honor David's memory.

A Funeral Service will take place the following day on December 27th at 11:00 AM at the same location. There we will gather to reflect upon the rich life David lived and bid him farewell as he embarks on his eternal journey.

Serving as pallbearers: Jeff Davis, Adam Carter, Brady Anderson, Jason Bates, Valentin Barradas, Jorge Hernandez and Scott Stevens. Honorary pallbearers, Larry Freer, Dennis Lakes, JR Bates and Matt Moberly.

Officiating the service will be Bro. Tom Patterson, and a dear friend, Brandon McGuffey.

Military Honors will be conducted by American Legion Post #38 Honor Guard.

Burial will be in Woodstock Cemetery.

Morris & Hislope Funeral Home is honored to assist the family with arrangements.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of David Kilby, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services


Tuesday, December 26, 2023

5:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Morris and Hislope Funeral Home

5900 N. Hwy 27, Science Hill, KY 42553

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Funeral Service

Wednesday, December 27, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

Morris and Hislope Funeral Home

5900 N. Hwy 27, Science Hill, KY 42553

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