Graveside services for Gale Wayne Irwin, 83, of Brownwood, will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18 at the Winchell Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17 at the Heartland Funeral Home.
He passed away Friday in Brownwood.
He was born May 7, 1935 to Ola A. and Effie (Barnett) Irwin in Downers Grove Du Page, Illinois. He married Emma Louise Wilks on Nov. 19, 1958 in Abilene. He spent six years in the United States Air Force, stationed at Dyess Air Force Base. He served 11 months in Germany and France before receiving an Honorable Discharge.
Survivors include one brother, Richard Irwin of Blue Mound; one sister-in-law, Leta Wilks Petzold of Brownwood; two sons, Robert Wayne Irwin and wife Becky of Abilene, William Allen Irwin and wife Sandra of Brownwood; one daughter, Mary Elizabeth Caudill and husband Jackie of Early; grandchildren: Jonathan Jay Irwin and wife Mary of Pecos, Ronnie Dale Caudill and wife Kim of Early, Crissy Nicole Lundy and fiancé Jason of Copperas Cove, Texas, Danna Shock and wife Natalie of Fort Wayne, Indiana and Megan Yeats and husband Ethan of Munday; seven great-grandchildren: Isaac Tyler Irwin, Allanna Richelle Irwin, Isabella Marie Irwin, Roland Jake Lundy, Pennylane Rocket Lundy, Oliver Coy Caudill and Amelia Louise Caudill; and lots of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by both his parents, Ola and Effie; his wife, Emma Louise; his sister, Doris Meyer and husband Mel; his brothers, Lyle Irwin and George Irwin; and his sister-in-law Joyce Irwin.