Samuel Irwin(1934 - 2014)

Samuel Joseph Irwin


February 8, 1934

February 25, 2014

Former Cantonment, FL resident, Samuel Joseph "Joe" Irwin, 80, died February 25,2014 at his home in Sparta, Tennessee.

Joe was born February 8, 1934 in Atmore, Alabama to the late John Calvin and Lillie (Hardy) Irwin.

He graduated from J.M. Tate High School in 1952. He married Mary Joyce Smith on August 30, 1952, in Cottage Hill. He retired from St. Regis/Champion Paper Mill in 1997. Mr. Irwin was active in the community including membership of the First Baptist Church of Cantonment, a former Chief of the Volunteer Fire Department, a current member of Masonic Lodge #322, and the York Rite of Florida.

He is survived by his wife, Joyce; daughter, Diane Dunaway of Milton, FL; daughter, Joanne Irwin of Algood, TN; sister, Eunice Trescott of Virginia Beach; brother Leroy Irwin of Tallahassee; grandchildren, Lesley & Stevyn of TN, and Angela, Amy & Amanda of Florida; great-grandsons Ethan, Trace, Trent and Parker.

Mr. Irwin was also preceded in death by his brother, Dennis.

Service will be held 11:00am Saturday, March 1, 2014 at Faith Chapel North in Cantonment, Florida. Burial will take place at Little Flock Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends after 10:00am Saturday at the Funeral Home.

FAITH CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME NORTH, 1000 Hwy 29S, Cantonment, FL is in charge of arrangements. You may express your condolences online at

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Published in Pensacola News Journal on Feb. 28, 2014