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John Irwin, 67 of Paducah. Passed away 5 a.m. Thursday January 1, 2015 at his home.
Mr. Irwin was life member of VFW and American Legion. Also member of Howard County Indiana Vietnam Veterans Association. He was self employed CPA and graduate of Murray State University. He is survived by his wife, Jessica of Paducah. Four daughters, Carli Cummins, Paducah, Caitlin Cummins, Mishawaka, Indiana. Beth Kerrick, Paducah. And Jill Irwin of Georgia. One brother, Woody Irwin Monticello, Kentucky. Two sisters Kay Warner, Murray, Kentucky and Jan Chinn of Texas. Seven grandchildren. And several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services, and full military rites will be Tuesday January 6, 11 am at St. Mary's Cemetery in LaCenter, Kentucky. With the Rev. Dennis Chapman officiating. In lieu of flowers, family request donations to VFW Post 1191, Paducah.
Today we lost another brother to the Vietnam War. We came home in 1968, but we all didn't make it all the way home. We love & miss you brother! Rest in peace brother, until we meet again. I served with John in Cantho, Vietnam in 1967-68.
Don Davidson Jan 5 2015 12:00 AM
Farewell Dirty, The list of our classmates who have passed on just keeps growing buddy. I guess Charlie Cavitt was the first, then Terry Hicks, Gary Winstead, Gary Dotson and old Doug(OOT Beer) Draffen. See you on the other side Johnny, Carl & Ruth
Carl W. & Ruth Turner Greenfield Jan 5 2015 12:00 AM
Jessica and girls: So sorry for your loss! Please holler if Mike and I can do anything for you. God rest John's soul.
Rhonda (Kidd) Darnell Jan 5 2015 12:00 AM
Sorry to hear about the passing of John. Have not seen him in many, many years. I always was fond of him. We played basketball together at Benton High School. I was a senior when John was a freshman. John had a great personality and everyone like him. I am sure he will be missed by his friends and family.
Russell Anderson Jan 5 2015 12:00 AM
Jessica, Caitlyn, and Carly, So sorry to hear about John's passing. You will be in my prayers during this difficult time. Randy Hoskins
Randy Hoskins Jan 5 2015 12:00 AM
Jessica, Kaitlin and Carly We want to express our sympathy and know that you are in our prayers. So sorry for your loss. Gayle and Bud
Bud & Gayle Waltmon Jan 4 2015 12:00 AM
I am so sorry to hear of John's passing. We lived by each other when they moved to Benton,Ky. My heart is deeply sadden for Kay, Jan, and Woody and Beth and Jill. May God be with you all thru the days ahead.
Linda Galloway McGregor Jan 4 2015 12:00 AM
Please accept my condolences on the passing of Johnny. I will always treasure the memories of John at Murray State and ATO. Johnny was a real American Hero, may he rest in peace.
Mickey Johnson Jan 4 2015 12:00 AM
We had some good times together at U.K. basketball games and Ellis Park Race Track. Rest in peace.
James E. Stevenson Jan 4 2015 12:00 AM
John and I went to McKinley and Franklin Junior High School in Paducah before his family moved to Benton,Kentucky.My prayers and thoughts go out to his family in this time of sorrow. I know John will be missed.
Phillip Brown Jan 4 2015 12:00 AM