Walter J. “Bud” Wirrig, age 80 of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 4:28 P.M. Friday August 8, 2014 in Reid Hospital Richmond, Indiana. Bud was born December 8, 1933 in Darke County, Ohio and the son of the late August and Ethel (Poorman) Wirrig.
He retired in 1993 from Dayton Power & Light Company where he had been employed for 37 years. Bud was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving from 1954 to 1956 in the Korean War. He was also a member of the Greenville American Legion, enjoyed working in his garden, yard work on his John Deere tractor and fishing when time would allow.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers Ed Wirrig, Leon Wirrig, John William Wirrig and Harold Wirrig; sisters Mildred Stover, Kathryn Netzley and Lucy Schultz.
Bud is survived by his wife Marilyn (Anderson) Wirrig of Greenville. They were married August 14, 1954. Also his children Vickie (Mark) Brinley of Greenville, John (Mary) Wirrig of Greenville and Mike Wirrig of Colorado Springs, CO; grandchildren Matt (Ashlee) Brinley, Jaime (Matt) Roseberry, Wes (Claire) Wirrig and Whitney Wirrig and her fiancé Ryan Yingst; great grandchildren Lyla, Maddox and Willow Brinley; sister Elizabeth Brewer of Union City, Ohio; sister in law Ruth Wirrig of Bradford and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 A.M. Wednesday August 13, 2014 in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Todd Reish officiating. Burial will follow in the Harris Creek Cemetery Bradford, Ohio. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. and on Wednesday 1 hour prior to the services in the funeral home. The Greenville Veteran’s Honor Guard will conduct full military honors on Wednesday at the funeral home and Harris Creek Cemetery.
It is the wishes of the family that Memorial Contributions be given to the Greenville Veteran’s Honor Guard.
Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com