GREENVILLE - Walter J. "Bud" Wirrig, age 80, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away at 4:28 p.m. Aug. 8, 2014, in Reid Hospital Richmond, Indiana.
Bud was born Dec. 8, 1933, in Darke County, Ohio, and the son of the late August and Ethel (Poorman) Wirrig.
He retired in 1993 from Dayton Power & Light Company where he had been employed for 37 years. Bud was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving from 1954 to 1956 in the Korean War. He was also a member of the Greenville American Legion, enjoyed working in his garden, yard work on his John Deere tractor and fishing when time would allow.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers Ed Wirrig, Leon Wirrig, John William Wirrig and Harold Wirrig; sisters Mildred Stover, Kathryn Netzley and Lucy Schultz.
Bud is survived by his wife, Marilyn (Anderson) Wirrig of Greenville. They were married Aug. 14, 1954. Also his children Vickie (Mark) Brinley of Greenville, John (Mary) Wirrig of Greenville and Mike Wirrig of Colorado Springs, Colorado; grandchildren Matt (Ashlee) Brinley, Jaime (Matt) Roseberry, Wes (Claire) Wirrig and Whitney Wirrig and her fiancé Ryan Yingst; great-grandchildren Lyla, Maddox and Willow Brinley; sister Elizabeth Brewer of Union City, Ohio; sister-in-law Ruth Wirrig of Bradford and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio, with Pastor Todd Reish officiating. Burial will follow in the Harris Creek Cemetery Bradford, Ohio.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m.. and on Wednesday one hour prior to the services in the funeral home. The Greenville Veteran's Honor Guard will conduct full military honors on Wednesday at the funeral home and Harris Creek Cemetery. It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to the Greenville Veteran's Honor Guard. Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com