Ed Henry Irwin , the son of Henry Clay Irwin and Bess Irwin Phillips, was born in Heber Springs, Arkansas on June 20, 1929 and passed away in Little Rock, Arkansas on August 20, 2012 at the age of 83 years. Ed was the owner of Heber Hardware and Furniture which later became Irwin’s Ace Hardware store in Heber Springs. He was Past President of the Arkansas Hardware Association and Past President of the Heber Springs Rotary Club. He was a 32 degree Mason and Past Master of the Lodge, a director with Arkansas National Bank in Heber Springs and greeter at Super Splash Car Wash in Heber Springs for the past 15 years.
Ed was preceded in death by his wife Leta Jo Benbrook Irwin. He is survived by his wife Martha Ann Davis Irwin, son Mike Irwin and wife Evelyn of Heber Springs and two grandsons, Thomas Irwin of St. Louis, Missouri and Ross Irwin and wife Mary of Houston, Texas, besides other relatives and many friends.
A visitation was held at Family Funeral Service, 100 West Searcy Street on Wednesday, August 22, 2012 from 5:00 until 7:00 P.M. and Funeral Services were held at the First United Methodist Church in Heber Springs on Thursday, August 23, 2012 at 1:30 PM by Rev. Tommy Toombs. Pallbearers were Jim Robbins, Jon Robbins, Nevin Robbins, Sam Haile, Howard Chapin, John Cook, Tommy Mays and Dwight Olmstead. Honorary Pallbearers were Art Dunn, Ernie Stark, Jack Duckworth, Tom Holland, Jerry Pilkington, Cecil Alesander and J. L. Mullens.
The family request that memorials be made to the First United Methodist Church in Heber Springs, 1099 West Pine Street, Heber Springs, AR 72543 Arrangements by Family Funeral Service. www.dwightfamilyfuneral.com