I Corinthians 15: 51-52 and II Timothy 4: 7-8
Dennis “Ward” Irwin, Jr., born July 23, 1936, in Raleigh County, Beckley, WVA. He was the son of the late Ward and Cora Lee Clark Irwin. Ward ended his earthly journey on Friday, September 16, 2011, making the transition to heaven. He was a Christian and a member of Victory Baptist Church, Bristol, VA.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a son: Aaron Blake; sister: Verna Lee; and wife: Debbie.
Survivors include his son: Dennis W. Irwin, II and wife Sherri; daughter: Diana Lynn McKenzie and husband Sam; grandchildren: Tristan Irwin, Jordan, Laurel, and Olivia McKenzie; sister: Elizabeth Beverly; aunt, Betty Meadows, cousin, Bill Hartley, many other cousins; special friends: Dick, Lynn, and Erik Heller, “adopted granddaughter: Maria Heller”, Marion and Mary Lou Dugger, and many friends all over the USA as a result of extensive traveling.
A Memorial Service for Ward will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, September 24, 2011 at Victory Baptist Church, 11101 Island Road, Bristol, VA. The family will visit with friends following the service.
In lieu of flowers, the family ask that contributions be sent to Ovarian Cancer Research 14 Penn Plaza, Suite 1710, New York, NY 10122 or to Healing Hands 210 Memorial Drive Bristol, TN 37620.
“THAT’S ALL FOLKS, I hope that you will join me in heaven someday, I’ll be looking for you, Love Ward.”
Arrangements for the Irwin family are in the care of Tetrick Funeral Services, 3001 Peoples St., Johnson City, TN 37604. (423) 610-7171