Born in Kennett on February 12, 1928, he was the son of the late Wyman Macky Selby and Alice Louise (Waddell) Selby. On December 1, 1946 in Kennett, he was united in marriage to Bonnie L. (Irvin) Selby, who survives of the home.
Also surviving are two sons, Ricky Selby of Malden and Gary Irvin Selby of Wappapello; grandchildren, Kyle Selby and wife, Cheryl, of Atoka, Tenn., Shawn Selby and wife, Charmin, of Decatur, Ala., J'Anna Couch and spouse, Wesley, of Corning, Ark., and Montana Chastain and spouse, Bryant, of Bolivar, Mo.; great-grandchildren, Paige Selby and Alex Selby of Atoka, Whitney Selby and Chris Selby of Decatur, Sadie Couch, Maggie Couch and Jayce Couch, all of Corning and Blaine Chastain and Easton Chastain of Bolivar and one sister, Iris Nicholas of Dadeville, Ala.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Joan Stone of Clarkton.
Visitation was held Saturday, April 21, at First Southern Baptist Church in Malden. Funeral services followed immediately with Reverend Aulden LeBlanc officiating. Burial was in Rosewood First Addition Cemetery at Malden. Landess Funeral Home of Malden was in charge of arrangements.