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JOHN L. IRVIN Jr.


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JOHN L. IRVIN Jr. Obituary
John L. Irvin, Jr., 87, of Kansas City, MO, passed away Oct. 5, 2013. Fu- neral to be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12 at Floral Hills with visitation at 1 p.m. Burial to follow at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens. Mr. Irvin was born June 19, 1926 in Kansas City, MO and was a lifelong resident. Upon graduation from Paseo High School at age 16, he was hired by North American Aviation to be a builder of the B-25 bomber. While serving in the U.S. Navy during WWII and the Korean conflict, he was awarded nine service medals. He was an underwriter for the Dodson Insurance Group (1946-1966), CEO Yellow Freight Credit Union (1966- 1985), and President of Central Credit Union from 1985 until retire- ment in 1991. He was past president of Missouri Credit Union League, the Kansas City Chapter of Credit Un- ions, the Kansas City Credit Union Managers Association, and a former director of the Retail Credit Associa- tion, as well as the Kansas Credit Union League. He served on the Shawnee Mission School District O.E.A. Advisory Committee (1977- 1978). He was the past treasurer of the 5th Congressional District and served two terms as the Democratic Committeeman from 23rd Ward of Jackson County, MO. He was an or- dained ruling elder in the Presbyte- rian Church. John was preceded in death by his wife Maxine D. Irvin in 1989. Survivors include 2 daughters Christine Rivers (Ernest) of Benton, LA, and Dorian Sugar (John) of Raymore, MO; 3 grandchildren Mat- thew Sugar (Amber), Marley Sugar, Wendy Rivers; 2 great- grandchildren Landen and Miles. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Crossroads Hospice. Fond memories and condolences may be left at www.floralhillsfuneralhome.com Arr. D.W. Newcomer's Sons Floral Hills Funeral Home, 7000 Blue Ridge Blvd., KCMO, (816) 353-1218. D. W. Newcomer's Sons Funeral Homes, Cemeteries, Crematories 816-353-1218 www.floralhillsfuneralhome.com
Published in Kansas City Star on Oct. 11, 2013
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