Olin B. “Bobby” Kirven

Olin B. “Bobby” Kirven, Jr., 90, of Darlington died on Monday, July 11, 2022, at Lexington Medical Center in Columbia.
Graveside services were held on Thursday, July 14, 2022, at 3 PM at Swift Creek Baptist Church Cemetery. The family received friends from 2 until 3 PM on Thursday, July 14, 2022, at Swift Creek Baptist Church.
Bobby was born in Darlington County on March 6, 1932. He was the son of the late, Olin B. and Gladys Atkinson Kirven. Bobby served his country in the United States Coast Guard. He was a gentleman farmer and worked as credit manager for Socar Steel and later became a Business Professor at Florence Darlington Technical College. Bobby was a member of Swift Creek Baptist Church, where he served many years as a Deacon. He loved his family and will be missed dearly.
Surviving are his daughters, Kathy Ruff of Chapin and Rachel Hopper and husband, Tony of Gaffney; his grandchildren, Ashlon (Eleanore), Bryan (Kathryn), Chad (Megan), William (Tiffany), Leigh (Jeff), Patrick (Blythe), Matthew, and David; and his great grandchildren, Trista, Hannah, Jude, Marty, Nolin, Bryson, Liza, Mary Kate, Kinsey, Max, and Wyatt.
Bobby was preceded in death by his wife, Katherine Kirven; his granddaughter, Kristin Hopper; his son-in-law, Mike Ruff; his granddaughter-in-law, Stephanie Hopper; and his sister, Katherine Stewart.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Swift Creek Baptist Church, 413 N. Center Road, Hartsville, SC 29550.
Family and friends are invited to sign the online guest book at www.kistlerhardeefuneralhome.com

Author: Stephan Drew

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