Bobby Eugene Irwin Sr., 82, of Columbia Furnace went peacefully to be with his Lord at his home on Tuesday, February 2, 2016. The funeral will be held Saturday, February 6. 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at First Church of Columbia Furnace. Pastors Brian Duncan and Randy Whetzel will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Mr. Irwin was born September 20, 1933 in Columbia Furnace son of the late Joseph Earl Irwin and Wilmouth Dolly Vann Irwin. He was formerly employed with H & H Motors, Blue Ridge Poultry and retired from Edinburg Aileen. He opened and ran the Diamond L. Western Shop since 1983. He was a founding member of First Church of Columbia Furnace where he was the first Chairman of the Board and a Sunday School teacher for 13 years.
Bobby is survived by his wife of 62 years, Jane G. Irwin whom he married on February 19, 1954; four children, Bobby Eugene Irwin Jr. and wife Lana of Columbia Furnace, Cindy Getz and husband Greg of Maurertown, Richard Parks and wife Debbie of Centreville and Nancy Head of Edinburg; one brother, Alvin Irwin and wife Marian of Quicksburg; grandchildren, Christy Stottlemyer and husband Randy, Alicia Fisher and husband Matt, Anthony Getz, Mirah Fields and husband Tyrone, Megan Morris and husband Chris, Tracy Ferguson and husband Brad, Jason Head, Daniel Head and Ricky Parks and 12 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by brother, Lindy Welsh and granddaughter, Heather Walter.
Pallbearers will be James Conner, Mike Clark, Mitch Lutz, Austin Estep, Gary Dellinger, Paul Nesselrodt, Tim Cooper and Eddie Hunt.
The family will receive friends Friday from 6-8 p.m. at Dellinger Funeral Home in Woodstock.
Memorial contributions may be made to Columbia Furnace Union Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Kay Day, 707 Johnstown Road, Edinburg, VA 22824.