Kirby B. Vick, 64, a retired Marine Corps colonel who served in three wars and who became a placement official with the Retired Officers Association, died of a cerebral hemorrhage Oct. 9 at the Medical College of Virginia Hospital in Richmond.

Col. Vick, who lived at Lake-of-the Woods near Locustgrove, Va., was born in Myrtlewood, Ala., and was graduated from the University of Alabama. He went into the Army in 1941 and a year later transferred to the Marine Corps.

During World War II, he served in the Pacific. He also served in the Korean war and in Vietnam. He was a graduate of several service staff colleges and earned a master's degree at George Washington University.

In 1968, he retired from the Marine Corps and went to work for the Retired Officers Association as director of officer placement. He retired a second time in 1980 and moved from Annandale, where he had lived since 1967, to Lake-of-the-Woods.

Col. Vick was a charter member of the Lake-of-the-Woods Lions Club and the Lake-of-the-Woods Church. He also was a member of the Marine Corps Association, the Washington Society of Association Executives, the International City Management Association and the American Society for Public Administration.

Survivors include his wife, Emilie, of Lake-of-the-Woods; two daughters, Marie, of San Francisco, and Margaret Skogen of San Marino, Calif.; two sons, Marc, of Boulder, Colo., and Phillip, of Memphis; a sister, Frances Dearman of Chevy Chase; three brothers, Coleman and Robert, both of Birmingham, Ala., and Donald, of Atlanta, and a grandchild.