Mr. James C. Irwin, age 95 of Greenville, Ohio passed away on Saturday October 15, 2011 at 12:15 PM at Heartland of Greenville. He was born June 10, 1916 in West Union, Ohio the son of the late Cleston E. & Clara (Bradney) Irwin.
He retired in 1981 as the Darke County Sheriff, an office he held for 14 years. Sheriff Irwin had been in law enforcement for a total of 35 years. He served in the United States Army during World War II.
He was a member of E.U.M. Church of Greenville, Greenville Liars Club, Greenville American Legion, Greenville, V.F.W., Greenville Eagles, Greenville Moose Lodge, Greenville Elks Lodge, United Commercial Travelers, & Ohio Buckeyes Sheriff’s Association.
He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife: Jeannette (McFaddin) Irwin; Sister: Ettaleene Hunt; Brother: Robert Irwin.
He is survived by his daughter: Connie Hufnagle of Greenville; 3 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; 4 great great grandchildren; Brother: Donald Irwin of Greenville; Sister: Helen Oler of West Manchester.
Graveside services will be held on Tuesday October 18, 2011 at 2:00 PM at Castine Cemetery, Castine, Ohio with Pastor Sylvia McKibben officiating. Military services will be conducted by the Versailles Veterans Honor Guard. There will be no visitation. Arrangements are being handled by Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be given to E.U.M. Church.
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