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Charles “Bill” Willie Irwin

Posted on Thursday, February 1, 2024 at 10:30 am

Mr. Charles “Bill” Willie Irwin, 80, of Lobelville, Tenn., formerly of Lewisburg, passed away Saturday, January 13, 2024, at his home.

Bill was born in Lewisburg on October 9, 1943, to the late Joe Vescey Irwin and Mary Elizabeth Darnell Irwin. He is preceded in death by his parents and a son, John Christopher Irwin and two brothers, Leonard and James Glendon Irwin.

Survivors include his wife, Melba Spencer Irwin; son, David (Dena) Irwin of Lobelville; grandchildren, Dedra (Corbin) Ekberg of Pinson and Drew (Madison) Irwin of Lobelville; sister, Mary Catherine Smith of Millbrook, Ala.; sister-in-law, Geraldine Irwin of Columbus, Ga.; special nieces, Deborah Lee Stiles, Debbie McKoon, Pam Smith; nephew, Byron Smith, as well as a host of other loving family members and many friends.

Bill had a happy but hard life. He worked 200 plus acres with his dad and mom; sharecropped and swapped work with neighbors and his uncle, James Neill of Caney Springs, Tenn. He enjoyed playing baseball in pasture lots with some legendary men around Caney Spring. He also worked with his next door neighbor, Dr. Jones and lately, his son Buddy Jones. Bill was a member of the Upper Sinking church of Christ. He enjoyed being with his family and especially going to all his grandchildren’s sporting events. He worked at Genesco in Chapel Hill, Tenn. and retired to his own place on Irwin Road in Lewisburg.

Visitation with the family was held Monday, January 29, 2024, from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the chapel of London Funeral Home, 324 W. Church Street, Lewisburg, Tenn.

The funeral service was held at London Funeral Home, Tuesday, January 30, 2024, at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Clay Derryberry officiating. Burial followed in Lone Oak Cemetery. London Funeral Home and Crematory is honored to assist the family with arrangements. We extend our deepest sympathy to the family and friends.