Sam Irwin, 83, Augusta, died Saturday Oct. 9, 2010 at Golden Living Nursing Home. The celebration of his life will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church in Augusta. Cremation will precede the services.
Sam was born August 1, 1927 in Vilas, near Chanute, the son of Everett and Edna Neptune Irwin. He graduated in the Class of 1945 from Vilas High School. After graduation he joined the Navy and served his country during WWII. He returned to Vilas and married Bertha Yarnell in 1948. They lived in Whitewater, Towanda and Augusta. Sam was a retired shift supervisor with Texaco Refinery.
Memberships included the First Baptist Church and a lifetime member of the American Legion. Hobbies included a woodworking shop and traveling on bus trips.
Surviving family include his wife, Bertha; one son, Rex Irwin and wife, Denise Wichita; daughter Linda Merrill and husband, Kirk, Federal Way, Wash.; three grandchildren, Jacquelin Irwin, Kimberly and Samantha Merrill; and a special friend Sophia.
A memorial has been established with the Alzheimer’s Association. Contributions may be sent to the Kirby-Morris Funeral Home. Share a memory of Sam at www.kirbymorrisfuneralhome.com