Robert J. Irwin, 85, active in several organizations including JPG Partnership
Robert J. Irwin, 85, of Hartsville died at 7:48 p.m. on Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at his residence.
Funeral services were Monday at the Bear Creek Baptist Church with Rev. Marvin Wright and Rev. David Burnett officiating. Burial followed at the Bear Creek Cemetery with military graveside services. Bass & Gasper Funeral Home in Westport was in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Irwin was raised in the Scipio community graduating from Scipio High School in 1946. He had retired in December 1984 as a supervisor with Hamilton-Cosco after 32 years of service. Mr. Irwin was a member of the Bear Creek Baptist Church, American Baptist Sandcreek Association, Jefferson Proving Ground/ Heritage Partnership and a 50-year member of the Alert Masonic Lodge #395. He also served as trustee for Bear Creek Baptist Church and Cemetery. Mr. Irwin was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served during with the 45th Division in Korea. He enjoyed his dog, watching and feeding the squirrels and birds in his backyard and visiting with friends and neighbors.
Born February 25, 1928 in Scipio, Mr. Irwin was the son of Ray B. and Vera Tooley Irwin. He married Norma Lou Adam at the Bear Creek Baptist Church on October 6, 1957 and she survives.
In addition to his wife, survivors include family members, Mary June Hern of Ocala, Florida and Wanda Lee (Bob) Greathouse of Franklin; Max L. (Pam) Irwin of Tempe, Arizona, Sandra Bower of Sarasota, Florida, John (Betty) Irwin of Scipio, Mike (Jane) Irwin of Scipio, Keith Irwin of Columbus, Peggy (Dave) Peratt of West Chester, Ohio, Dick (Carolyn) O'Neal of Columbus, Dennis O'Neal of Columbus, Jane (John) Naf of Ocala, Florida, Deborah (David) Sharp of Columbus, Rhonda (John) Martin of Greenwood and Lee (Aurie) White of Rockton, Illinois.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, William and Max T. Irwin and his sister, Betty J. O'Neal.
Memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana, Jefferson Proving Ground/Heritage Partner-ship, Humane Society of Bartholomew County or to the donor's choice.