Colleen Kirby leans over Jubal Kirby, 49, as they watch their daughter Kaila Kirby marry Daniel Pardue. Jubal Kirby, 49, had a rapidly progressing form of lung fibrosis that was stealing his very breath but he didn't want it to steal his chance to attend his daughter Kaila Kirby's wedding. She had planned to get married in July 2016 to Daniel Pardue but the couple decided to hold the ceremony next to her father's bed in the ICU at Carolinas Medical Center on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015. Jubal Kirby died Saturday.
Colleen Kirby leans over Jubal Kirby, 49, as they watch their daughter Kaila Kirby marry Daniel Pardue. Jubal Kirby, 49, had a rapidly progressing form of lung fibrosis that was stealing his very breath but he didn't want it to steal his chance to attend his daughter Kaila Kirby's wedding. She had planned to get married in July 2016 to Daniel Pardue but the couple decided to hold the ceremony next to her father's bed in the ICU at Carolinas Medical Center on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015. Jubal Kirby died Saturday. John D. Simmons jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
Colleen Kirby leans over Jubal Kirby, 49, as they watch their daughter Kaila Kirby marry Daniel Pardue. Jubal Kirby, 49, had a rapidly progressing form of lung fibrosis that was stealing his very breath but he didn't want it to steal his chance to attend his daughter Kaila Kirby's wedding. She had planned to get married in July 2016 to Daniel Pardue but the couple decided to hold the ceremony next to her father's bed in the ICU at Carolinas Medical Center on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015. Jubal Kirby died Saturday. John D. Simmons jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com

Father of bride in hospital wedding dies

November 30, 2015 05:40 PM

UPDATED November 30, 2015 05:46 PM

More Videos

  • NASCAR's Jeff Gordon endows chair for pediatric cancer research

    Carolinas HealthCare System announced a charitable commitment of $2 million designated to create the Jeff Gordon Children's Foundation Endowed Chair in Cancer and Blood Disorders.