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William J. Irby

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William J. Irby
Virginia Beach - William Junior Irby passed away peacefully at Sentara Princess Anne, Virginia Beach on Thursday, December 8, 2011. Born in Halifax County, he was a graduate of Booker T. Washington High School class of 1970. He worked at the Northrop-Grumman Newport News Shipyard, retiring after 36 years of faithful service.

Bill is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Addie Spellman Irby; mother, Dorine Irby; children, Antonio Irby (Michelle), and Deitrick Irby; grandchildren, Markell Poteat, Tyateonia Irby, and Micha Irby;brothers, Ralph (Demonica) , Lewis (Samantha) and Lamon; sisters, Bobbie Irby, Dorlean Irby Corbin and Linda Irby Boston (Henry), his uncle Luther Irby, who was more like a brother; god daughters, Michelle Jackson, Bonita White and Roxanne Yates; god grandchildren, Jodeci, Tya, Imoni and Jonneaceasa Jackson, Rodney White and Cameron Harris, and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Viewing is 3 - 7 p.m. and the wake is 6 - 7 p.m., Thursday at Pretlow and Sons Funeral Home, Chesapeake. Funeral services will be held11:00 a.m., Friday at Bethlehem Baptist Church, 1502 Link Street, Norfolk. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. Condolences can be offered to the family at www.pretlowandsons.com

Published in The Virginian Pilot on Dec. 15, 2011
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