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Monday, August 20, 2012

Donald L. Irwin (August 19, 2012)

Donald L. Irwin, 80, of Greenville, OH, passed away Sunday, August 19, 2012, 3 years to the day of his beloved wife, at Rest Haven Nursing Home in Greenville.

He was born September 26, 1931 in Castine, Ohio, son of the late Cleston and Clara (Bradney) Irwin. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife Ethel A. (Hollinger) Irwin in which he had married on October 13, 1951; a grandson, Benjamin Hollinger; sister Ettaleene Hunt; and two brothers, James and Robert Irwin.

Donald served in the Navy for 2 years and the Naval Reserve for 2 years. He was a member of the American Legion Post 140 in Greenville. He was employed at Dinner Bell in Troy, Ohio for 37 years and then employed by the Darke County Garage for 12 years.

He is survived by his daughters, Linda Cook of Georgia and Debbie and son-in-law Jimmy Bain of Greenville; a step- son and daughter-in-law, Richard (Joby) and Rocksand Hollinger of Greenville; grandchildren, Dusty & Allison Laux and Joey & Amy Laux of Georgia, Jessica & Aaron Kimmel of Greenville, Pennie & Troy Gasper of Rossburg; great grandchildren, Whitney & Wyatt Gasper of Rossburg, Jonah, Sam, Allison, Kenzie and Cammie Laux of Georgia, and Tori, Landen and Logan Kimmel of Greenville; sister and brother-in-law, Helen and Leon (Bud) Oler of West Manchester; numerous nieces and nephews and one cousin Dorothy Snyder of Arcanum; and a sister-in-law Jane Riegle of Greenville.

Service with full military honors by the Greenville Veterans Honor Guard will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, August 23 at the Oliver- Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville with Pastor Bill Edwards. Burial will follow in the St. John's Lutheran Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday from 12-2 p.m.. The family request the memorial contributions given to either the Gospel Baptist Church in Greenville or State of the Heart Hospice.

Condolences may be left for the family at www.oliverfloyd.com