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Bernard Gary Kilby, age 57 of 170 Gary’s Way, Sparta, NC died Sunday, April 8, 2012 at Alleghany Memorial Hospital in Sparta, NC. He was born in Washington, DC on October 30, 1954 to the late Herndon Grady and Margaret M. O’Brien Kilby. In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by one brother, Kevin Kilby. He is survived by his wife, Joyce Halley Kilby of the home; two sons, B.J. Kilby and wife Aimee of Centreville, MD, Josh Kilby of Johnson City, TN; two daughters, Tricia Scully and husband Dave of Federalsburg, MD, Lizz Kilby Adkins of Johnson City, TN; five grandchildren, Justin Kilby, Kayla Scully, MacKenzie Scully, Alyssa Scully and Grady Adkins; stepmother, Lenore Kilby of Queenstown, MD; three sisters, Margaret Beall and husband Robert of FL, Carol Darrell and husband George of Queenstown, MD, Lynne George and husband Bob of Queenstown, MD; three brothers, Skip Kilby of Queenstown, MD, Roy Kilby and wife Sue of Davidsonville, MD, Ed Kilby and wife Jessica of Annapolis, MD; several nieces and nephews also survive. A Celebration of Life service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, April 12, 2012 at the Grandview Memorial Chapel. The family will receive friends from 12:00 noon until time of the service at the funeral home and other times at 261 Moxley Ridge Road, Sparta, NC. Memorials may be made to High Country Hospice of Alleghany, PO Box 1287, Sparta, NC 28675. Grandview Memorial Funeral Home in Sparta is serving the Kilby family.