Harry Clark Irwin Sr.(1961 - 2013)

BEAUMONT Harry Clark Irwin, Sr., age 52, died July 3, 2013, in Lumberton, TX. Services will be at 10:00 AM on Monday, July 8, 2013, at Calvary Baptist Church in Beaumont, TX, with Rev. Harry Clark Irwin, Jr. and Rev. Bill Morgan officiating.

Visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 PM on Sunday, July 7, 2013, at Forest Lawn Funeral Home. Burial will be at Coral Ridge Funeral Home & Cemetery in Cape Coral, FL.

Mr. Irwin was born on February 17, 1961, in Chicago Heights, IL. He was a former resident of Odessa, TX, for over 30 years before moving to Lumberton, TX, five years ago. Harry was a beloved husband, father and P-Paw. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. He enjoyed playing his trumpet, golf and Texas Hold'em. Harry worked in the emergency response and security department for Flint Hills Resources in Port Arthur. He loved his job and dedicating his time to the Flint Hills fire department. He was known by "Chief Irwin."

He was preceded in death by his brother, Johnny Earl Irwin, and his step father, William "Bill" Downs. Grandparents, Nolen and Euna Downs, Earl and Edith Austin and John and Bernice Irwin. Niece Candice Pridemore and Nephew Nathan Santeford. Father-in-law John Santeford and grandparents Joseph and Effie DeWaard.

Survivors include his wife, Patty Irwin of Lumberton, TX. Father, Fred Irwin of Punta Gorda, FL and his mother Susie Mae Downs of Beaumont, TX. A son, Rev. Harry Clark Irwin Jr. and his wife Natalee of Ft. Worth, TX. Two daughters, Kristian Anne Shoffner and her husband Luke of Newton, NC and Jennifer Marie Irwin of Lumberton, TX. A brother, Ronnie Irwin of Crownpoint, Indiana and a sister, Diana Valdez and her husband Johnny of Beaumont, TX. Nephew Andrew Pridemore and his wife Caitlin Pridemore, nephew Austin Pridemore and Niece Brittany Santeford. Mother-in-law Pat Santeford. Brother-in-law Larry Santeford and his wife Cindi. Three grandchildren, Landon William, London Joy and Logan Clark Shoffner.

Funeral Home

Forest Lawn Funeral Home
4955 Pine Street Beaumont, TX 77703
(409) 892-5912

Published in Odessa American on July 5, 2013