Posted: Wed 2:47 PM, Nov 27, 2013
Reese Irwin, a resident of Cottonwood, died Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at the Southeast Alabama Medical Center. He was 81.
Funeral services will be held at 11 AM Friday, November 29, 2013 at Howard Grove Freewill Baptist Church with his sons, William, Donald and Richard Irwin officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with Southern Heritage directing. The family will receive friends beginning at 10 AM prior to the service.
Mr. Irwin was born to the late Walter and Zora Mathis Irwin and raised in Houston County. He worked as a carpenter for Hathcock Roofing and Remodeling and also had a worm business. Mr. Irwin had a passion for his children, hunting and fishing but he loved God first and loved him the most.
Mr. Irwin is preceded in death by his wife, Mary Lou Irwin, brother, Buck Irwin.
Survivors include a daughter, Mary Patricia White, Cottonwood; five sons, Johnny Irwin (Margaret), Cottonwood, Richard Irwin (Marilyn), Tullahoma, TN, William Irwin (Gayle), Ashford, Donald Ray Irwin (Melanie), Dothan, Michael Irwin (Lee Ann), Cowarts; several grandchildren and great grandchildren; two sisters, Lilly Mae Bruner (Bobby), Margaret Russ (Neil), all of Panama City; brother, W.K. Irwin (Mary), Cowarts.