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John Robert Irons

73, Greenwood, went to be with the Lord May 6, 2014 unexpectedly while on vacation in New Mexico. Born March 19, 1941 in Sullivan, IN to John A. and Jessie Georgia Irons, he was a 1963 graduate of Indiana State University.

John taught Math and P.E. and served as Athletic Director at Greenwood High School. He then served as Vice Principal at Greenwood Middle School before retiring in 2003. Throughout his 37 year tenure in the Greenwood School System, he coached basketball, track, cross country and football. Later, he served as Principal at Greenwood Christian School.

An active longtime member of Greenwood Christian Church, he has served as deacon, elder, Chairman of Board of Elders and numerous other committees over the years.

His hobbies included traveling and gardening.

John's true legacy was his love for his children and grandchildren.

Survivors include his children, Curt (Theresa) Irons, John (Paula) Irons, both of Greenwood, Susan (Dale) Prentice of Tipp City, Ohio; 8 grandchildren, Tyler, John, Alexandra, Seth, Sam, Luke, Adam and Jonah; brother, Dr. Mike (Patricia) Irons of Columbus, IN and 8 nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Doris J. Irons on January 22, 2011.

Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Monday, May 12 in G.H. Herrmann Greenwood Funeral Home at The Gardens at Olive Branch, 1605 South State Road 135.

Rev. Shan Rutherford will conduct a service on Tuesday, May 13 at 11:30 a.m. in Greenwood Christian Church. Burial will be at The Gardens at Olive Branch Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Greenwood High School Memorial Scholarship Fund, Greenwood Christian Church or . Online condolences may be shared with the family at: http://www.ghherrmann.com

Published in the The Indianapolis Star on May 11, 2014
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