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WESLEY A. IRVIN

Wesley A. Irvin, age 75, of Luray, MO,  died Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at his home in Luray.

He was born October 29, 1939 in Chambersburg, MO, the son of Ernest and Georgia Mae Keller Irvin.

On January 17, 1965, he was united in marriage to Hattie M. Privia at the First Christian Church in Kahoka, MO.  To this union five children were born: James, Arlen, Tony, Tammey and Marie.

Survivors include three sons, James Irvin and wife Joyce of Revere, MO; Arlen Irvin of Luray, MO; and Tony Irvin and wife Laura of Burlington, IA; two daughters, Tammey Bunker and husband Dennis of Revere, MO; and Marie Vineyard and husband,  Eddie  of Downing, MO; sister, Iva and Kenny Davis of Redondo Beach, CA; brother-in-law, Arlum Anderson of Copperas Cove, TX;  six grandchildren, Devin Bunker of Memphis, MO; Dammon Bunker of Revere, MO; Amy Bunker of St. Francisville, MO; Amanda Young of Kahoka, MO; Amanda Norris of Burlington, IA; Steve Keck of Burlington, IA; ten great-grandchildren, Dante Bunker, Alexia Goemaat, Ridge Steele and Ethan Banes, Cloie Young, Natallie Ball, Jacob Ball, Gregory Irvin, Laken Irvin and Jake Parsons;  two great-great grandchildren, J.D. Irvin and Emily Irvin;  as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Hattie; a brother, John Irvin and sisters,  Marie Dumenil, Velma Branson, Lola Weaver and Elsie Anderson.

 

 

     Wesley was a farmer and logger.  He worked for Barker Equiptment in Keosauqua and later at Fruehauf.   He was a true outdoorsman who loved fishing and hunting and was a member of the N.R.A.   He enjoyed picking on others but loved each one of them dearly.

 

 

 

    Funeral services were held Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 10 a.m. at Wilson Funeral Home in Kahoka with Pastor Ray Gilbert officiating. Special music was “Peace in the Valley”, “Amazing Grace”, “ In the Garden” and “How Great Thou Art.

Pallbearers were Ernest Branson, Jr., Wayne Branson, William Irvin, Delbert Irvin, Delbert Herring and Howard Hill.

Burial was in the Chambersburg Cemetery.

Visitation was held at Wilson Funeral Home in Kahoka after 2 p.m. Friday with family receiving friends from 6-8 p.m.

Memorials were suggested to the Chambersburg Cemetery.

On-line condolences may be expressed at www.wilsonfuneralservice.com

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