Ira Dewey “Pete” Kirby, II, 80, of Bedford, died Tuesday, August 2, 2022, in Lynchburg General Hospital.  He was born in Bedford County on June 21, 1942, a son of the late Ira Dewey “Big Pete” Kirby and Wylema Gray Kirby. He was a member of Trinity Baptist Church and the Gideons. He was also an Eagle Scout. Pete retired after 38 years with Piedmont Label and enjoyed his family and church, mission trips and woodworking. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Donna Turner Kirby; two sons, James Gray Kirby and John Dewey Kirby; his granddaughters, Katherine Diane Kirby; Amber and Ashley Clark; and the mothers of his granddaughters, Tracy Bishop and Tammy Kirby; his sister, Judy Sue Kirby; his step-sister, Annette Overstreet (Glenn); his nieces, Lisa Herrera (Christopher); Lorinda Yates (Brad) and Tara Bryant (Chris). A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, August 5, 2022, at Trinity Baptist Church with Rev. Bill Owsley and Rev. Dawn Compton officiating.  Arrangements by Burch-Messier Funeral Home, Bedford, 540-586-7360.