Ancel Irby

Ancel Curtis Irby

Saturday, October 7th, 1939 - Monday, April 8th, 2019
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Mr. Ancel Curtis Irby, age 79, originally of Alexandria, Louisiana, entered eternal rest on Monday, April 8, 2019 at his residence in Pollock, Louisiana, surrounded by his loving family.

Memorial services for Mr. Irby will be held on Friday, April 12, 2019 at 11:30 a.m. at St. Edward Catholic Church in Fishville, Louisiana, with Father Jason Gootee officiating. Visitation for Mr. Irby will be from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. on Friday, April 12, 2019 at the church hall. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Ball, under the direction of Gallagher Funeral Home.

Mr. Ancel Irby was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and brother. He was a very social person and never met a stranger; he also enjoyed traveling and riding motorcycles. Mr. Irby was a Bolton High School grad and then joined the U.S. Air Force at a young age. He soon left to become a police officer where he eventually retired from the Alexandria Police Department as Captain and also as Pinecrest Security Director. He was very involved in his community including, Louisiana Police Officer Association, Municipal Police Officer Association, Charter member of the Belgium American Club, Advisor for APD Explorer Post #80, and Co-Organizer of Cenla Motorcycle Club. Mr. Irby’s greatest love and achievement however, was his family, whom he loved dearly.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ancel George and Maurece Taylor Irby; and granddaughter, Megan Brittany Irby.

He is survived by his loving wife of almost 60 years, Peggy Scarborough Irby; sons, Curtis Ivan Irby (Trena), Karl “Randy” Irby (Debbie), and James “Eric” Irby (Tina Willett); daughter, Lisa Irby Garza (Abel, Jr.); sisters, Lottie I. Stinson, Alice I. Dezendorf, and Peggy I. Koury (Richard); 8 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren.

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, April 12th, 2019 | 9:00am - 11:00am
    Friday, April 12th, 2019 9:00am - 11:00am
    St. Edward the Confessor
    Fishville, LA
  • Service

    Friday, April 12th, 2019 | 11:30am
    Friday, April 12th, 2019 11:30am
    St. Edward the Confessor
    Fishville, LA
    Funeral Mass will begin at 11:30 AM
    Father Jason Gootee
  • Interment

    Forest Lawn Memorial Park
    4000 Monroe Hwy.
    BALL, LA
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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Alan E McBride, LT, Ret’d APD

Posted at 09:53am
Mrs Peggy & Family
A C was One of the original ‘Good Guys’ who’ll be remembered well & always respected for His character, integrity & humbleness...
His leadership & abilities were exploited by many for the betterment of a great many of Us & His mark has been left on many more.

Kyle Van Almkerk

Posted at 07:33pm
I'm very sorry for your loss.
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Posted at 12:35pm
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Jennifer Stanford

Posted at 09:31pm
To Erin Garza and family , our deepest sympathies are with you during this difficult time. With much love from your JCBJJ family!!
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